Haines girl trashes stop signs

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002

Haines police said a juvenile has admitted to knocking down seven downtown stop signs with her pickup truck early Feb. 11.

Police Chief Greg Goodman said the girl faces possible misdemeanor and felony charges.

Goodman said the suspect's truck sustained minor damages. There were no injuries.

According to Goodman, potential misdemeanor charges include reckless endangerment of a passenger, and seven separate counts of criminal mischief or negligent driving.

Knocking over the signs created a traffic hazard, Goodman said. "Anytime you take out a stop sign, you create a safety problem."

The city spent $503 replacing its three signs, and the four state Department of Transportation signs cost $841, Goodman said.

Replacement signs were in place by the afternoon of Feb. 11.

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