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Oakdale man's lawsuit claiming false arrest dismissed

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:33 p.m.
 

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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