Police forward charges after altercation between person, driver in Homer

Homer Police are forwarding charges and evidence to the District Attorney’s Office after investigating an altercation between two family members Tuesday in Homer.

A video that was originally posted to the Facebook page Homer Communications, before being taken down, showed an incident involving a pedestrian and a driver near the Two Sisters Bakery near Bishop’s Beach in Homer. Homer Police got the call just before 1:30 p.m.

The pedestrian is shown in the video to be standing in front of the vehicle. After attempting to back away, the vehicle is shown in the video to accelerate forward, bumping into the person. Then, with the pedestrian hanging onto the vehicle, the driver is shown in the video to reverse and turn, flinging the pedestrian to the ground before driving away.

Lt. Ryan Browning with the Homer Police Department said officers were able to contact both people involved, who he said were a mother and daughter. Charges of third-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for the driver, Browning said, who is the daughter.

Homer Police are not forwarding charges to the DA for the pedestrian, the mother, but Browning said it’s up to the DA office to decide if and what charges are filed in a case.

No one was arrested, but if charges are filed, the Homer Police will issue a summons to the person or people charged, Browning said.

The mother was taken by ambulance to South Peninsula Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, he said.

Browning said police are thankful to the members of the public who called the incident in and remained on the scene to help. The video taken at the scene and originally posted on Facebook was given to the police, he said.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

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