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Troopers: Vehicle of Homer man strikes patrol car

Posted: March 7, 2014 - 1:01am

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old Homer man struck a patrol vehicle during a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway.

Troopers say Joseph Newton was pulled over in a Subaru Legacy in Homer Wednesday night. Troopers say the Subaru rolled back, striking the trooper’s Chevrolet Tahoe after Newton placed his vehicle in neutral without engaging the emergency brake.

No one was injured in the incident, although the Subaru sustained an estimated $500 in damages. Troopers say there is no apparent damage to the trooper’s SUV.

Troopers say Newton had been driving even though his driver’s license had been revoked.

He was taken to the Homer jail and is charged with driving with a revoked license.

It’s unclear if Newton has an attorney.

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