Oakdale man's lawsuit claiming false arrest dismissed
An Oakdale man convicted in state court can't claim in federal court that he was falsely arrested after his truck struck the entrance of a Peters dealership, U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry ruled Tuesday.
McVerry dismissed a lawsuit by Robert E. Snatchko Jr., 54, who claimed Peters police and the owners of Vasko Dodge conspired to turn a simple accident into criminal charges. Police charged him with deliberately ramming the dealership because of a dispute over the roadside assistance plan on his new truck.
A Washington County judge on Jan. 29 convicted Snatchko of criminal mischief involving property damage and simple assault after a nonjury trial, according to court records.
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