JPD recommends criminal charges after car crash

Police are recommending criminal charges be pressed against a 22-year-old man who crashed his vehicle on Egan Drive last Wednesday.

The Juneau Police Department said they are recommending reckless driving, reckless endangerment and driving without a license charges against Silver Maake. All three of those charges are misdemeanors.

JPD confirmed that charges were pending on their website’s “Ask A Dispatcher” section in response to a Juneau resident who complained that his family and others “could have been killed due to the driver’s negligence.”

JPD spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills did not return calls on Tuesday seeking further comment.

District Attorney David Brower told the Empire that his office has not received the file from JPD yet.

The police said in an earlier release that Maake lost control of his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, and it left the roadway and struck a light pole before coming to a stop against a pedestrian bridge along Egan Drive near the Glacier Highway intersection by McDonald’s.

Both Maake and a passenger — whom police identified as his cousin Siaosi Maake, 23 — were taken to the hospital after the crash.

Siaosi Maake required further medical care and was medevaced to Harborview Medical Center that night, but he has since been released. Harborview spokeswoman Liz Hunter said he was discharged on Sunday.

Police said at the time that speed was a suspected factor in the crash.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at


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