Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Joe Miller Cited for Three-Vehicle Accident in Fairbanks
U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller has been issued a citation for his part in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Aug. 27 in Fairbanks; another driver was also cited.
Original article posted Sept. 6, 2010
FAIRBANKS - U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller has been issued a citation for his part in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Aug. 27 in Fairbanks. Another driver was also cited in the accident.
Alaska State Troopers cited Miller, 43, for "failing to exercise due care to avoid a collision."
The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on Geist Road.
Miller's vehicle was the first of three to collide, rear-ending a vehicle driven by James Gregory Raisis, 58 of Denali Park. The impact of that collision pushed Raisis' vehicle into the rear of a vehicle driven by Mark Alan Lewis, 49, of Fairbanks.
Lewis had stopped in the middle turn lane, preparing to turn left into Hutchison High School, according to troopers. Lewis was cited for stopping on a highway. Lewis told The New York Times that troopers told him that part of his vehicle was in the lane of traffic to his right. He told the Times he planned to contest the charge.
All drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and no injuries were reported from the accident. Each of the three vehicles sustained heavy damage, according to troopers.
Miller on the day of the accident told campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto that he was not at fault in the incident.
Miller defeated Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Aug. 24 Republican primary.