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Prosecutors move to dismiss Picabo Street domestic violence charges

Picabo Street

Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street looks on in the court, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Park City, Utah. Street appeared in court Tuesday on misdemeanor domestic violence and assault charges. Street is accused of throwing her 76-year-old father down stairs and locking him in a basement during a fight at her home near Park City. Her lawyer contends that she was defending herself after her father attacked her on Dec. 23. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)


Prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss domestic violence charges against Olympic champion Alpine skier Picabo Street on Thursday, according to NBC affiliate KSL in Utah.

“Since filing charges, the state has become aware of additional witness statements,” the motion read. “Based on those statements, the state believes that this case would be more appropriately handled in a civil or administrative forum by Utah’s Adult and Aging Services Division.”

Street faced three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault from an incident with her father at her home near Park City on Dec. 23.

“When I called the police for help with my dad last December, I expected the police to be my knights in shining armor,” Street said in a statement, according to ABC News. “Instead, they came into my house, arrested me, and put me in handcuffs when I did nothing wrong. The next thing I knew, an embarrassing photograph of me that had been taken at the local jail was circulating on the Internet. That’s no way to treat a nice girl!”

The three-time Olympian Street took gold in the 1998 Olympic super-G and silver in the 1994 Olympic downhill.

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