Utah files motion to dismiss domestic violence case against Olympian Picabo Street

Posted at 7:40 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 09:53:27-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street was headed for a trial regarding a fight with her father, but now the state of Utah has filed a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice.

Street was facing charges of domestic violence assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child after an altercation with her father on December 23.

According to a motion to dismiss filed in court Thursday, the State of Utah has moved to dismiss the case without prejudice.

The motion indicates the state, “became aware of additional witness statements. 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.”

The State indicates they will dismiss the case and refer it to AAS for further proceedings.

The incident in question allegedly started after Street spent an hour shoveling snow to allow her parents to leave her house, and then her father accidentally struck the house with the vehicle while trying to leave.

According to the 911 call Street made that day, she claims her father, Roland Street, started yelling at her and calling her names after the collision. She said she told her dad to get out of the way and go downstairs, so she could get her mom home through the snowy conditions, and she claims he then attacked her during the ensuing argument.

However, a woman who Street addresses as “Mom” at one point can be heard in the background, contradicting some of Street’s claims.

Street won Olympic gold in the women’s Super G while representing the United States in the Nagano Games in 1998.