Moron Charged

April 8, 2010

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Michael J. Jakscht, the moron who ran over a pack of motorcycles in Phoenix on March 25th was charged Tuesday with four counts of manslaughter, five counts of aggravated assault and seven counts of endangerment.

Three of the motorcyclists injured that day, Clyde R. Nachand, Stephen Punch and Daniel L. Butler, died at the scene. Dayle Veronica Downs-Totonchi died March 26th, A Phoenix Fire Captain named Ernie Lizarraga who was riding with the group is still hospitalized in serious condition.

All eight of the bikers were members of an informal motorcycle club called Krusers. Kruzers organized rides for weekend bikers who wanted have fun and make new friends. The club was founded by Downs-Totonchi’s husband Paul.

“I’ve sat down and tried to analyze it, not in the sense that I just lost someone, but just in the sense of how it’s possible,” Totonchi told Phoenix television station KNXV yesterday. “How do you go through 10 bikes and three (other vehicles) and not stop?”

What Happened

The eight motorcycles carrying nine people were stopped at a red light behind an SUV and a pickup truck at the intersection of 27th Avenue and Carefree Highway near I-17 when Jakscht (pictured above) ran over all of them, crashed into the SUV and rammed it and three other vehicles into the intersection. It was about one o’clock in the afternoon and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The truck belonged to a hauling company named Blue Sky Sanitation.

The collision was so violent that one rider was knocked out of his boots. Witnesses said the truck continued for 50 to 75 yards after the initial impact. After the collision the SUV and the dump truck caught fire. Multiple motorcycles trapped under the truck also caught fire. Phoenix Fire Deputy Chief Frank Salomon called it “a horrific scene.” Jakscht passed a field sobriety test and was not cited.

It was Jakscht’s second accident in two weeks. He was previously cited for “failure to control speed” after running into a stopped car in Scottsdale.

Why

Jakscht was briefly detained and given a blood test after the motorcycle accident. Because this was a notorious case Phoenix police surveilled the truck driver until that blood test was finished. Results were delivered to police Tuesday. According to KNXV, before an arrest warrant could be issued, the surveilling officers observed Jakscht driving while impaired again which provided probable cause to take him into custody.

Results of the March 25 blood test indicate that Jakscht is probably addicted to methamphetamine and that he might have been tweaking at the time of the motorcycle accident.

Jakscht is being held in the 4th Avenue jail in Phoenix. His bail is set at $1 million.

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17 Responses to “Moron Charged”

  1. Tony Says:

    GOOD. I am SO glad this murderer got popped for this shit. Maybe some bikers’ genetic and fraternal families will get to see some justice done for a change.

    I am a cager. When I hear or see bikers I give them the space they need since I am enclosed and on four wheels and bikers are exposed on two or three wheels. Were I driving a truck I would need to multiply my caution exponentially. It’s plain logic. It isn’t that hard to look in front of you and in your side mirrors to see if there is somebody near you who needs space. Unless you are a deadbrain rotten-toothed tweaker, in which case you are probably too busy picking invisible bugs off your monkey arms to look anywhere else.

    YYZ Skinhead

  2. Jeff Says:

    GOOD. I am SO glad this murderer got popped for this shit. Maybe some bikers’ genetic and fraternal families will get to see some justice done for a change.

    I am a cager. When I hear or see bikers I give them the space they need since I am enclosed and on four wheels and bikers are exposed on two or three wheels. Were I driving a truck I would need to multiply my caution exponentially. It’s plain logic. It isn’t that hard to look in front of you and in your side mirrors to see if there is somebody near you who needs space. Unless you are a deadbrain rotten-toothed tweaker, in which case you are probably too busy picking invisible bugs off your monkey arms to look anywhere else.

    YYZ Skinhead

  3. Sam Says:

    I cannot get over this guy’s last name…..talk about ironic!

    My heart goes out to all the families of the unfortunate victims of this asshat’s negligence. God Bless..

    PB

  4. bob Says:

    I am a commercial driver.I noticed that the vehicle he was operating is a cabover type,which affords more visibility of the road in front than a conventional type .I don’t think he was “shuffling paperwork”,which might be done at steering-wheel level.I have a strong hunch(not provable)that his noggin was below the wheel ,searching for a dropped sack of go-fast.

  5. lvtripper Says:

    Awesome! Glad there might be some justice in this world. Hang em high!

  6. Bud Says:

    Without prejudice this clown should fry and as an added bonus lets hope he gets real cozy in the pen with Bubba the love gorilla.

    Bud

  7. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    GOOD. I am SO glad this murderer got popped for this shit. Maybe some bikers’ genetic and fraternal families will get to see some justice done for a change.

    I am a cager. When I hear or see bikers I give them the space they need since I am enclosed and on four wheels and bikers are exposed on two or three wheels. Were I driving a truck I would need to multiply my caution exponentially. It’s plain logic. It isn’t that hard to look in front of you and in your side mirrors to see if there is somebody near you who needs space. Unless you are a deadbrain rotten-toothed tweaker, in which case you are probably too busy picking invisible bugs off your monkey arms to look anywhere else.

    YYZ Skinhead

  8. SKREEECH Says:

    Thanks Grumbler,

    Wasn’t my first. Won’t be my last. At least I was able to see this one coming and sort of work my way out of it. Worst I got was a sore back, a twisted ankle, and some decent asphalt work.

    -SKREEECH

  9. Rebel Says:

    Dear Grumbler,

    I like to think of myself as a pretty defensive, aware, experienced motorcyclist. I glare, scowl and bark at people. Sometimes I carry a whip. I split lanes all the time. But that could have been me just sitting there, looking at the cactus, waiting for the light to change and enjoying Spring. Probably, if it could happen to me it could happen to anybody. I don’t know how you protect yourself when all of a sudden it starts raining pianos.

    your pal,
    Rebel

  10. Grumbler Says:

    Rebel – that informal motorcycle club, Phoenix M.C. Kruzer’s, is one of the more popular meetup.com motorcycle groups based in Phoenix. They’ve, at last count, 333 members and will be a year old next month.

    I’d like to see lane-splitting legalized in all 50-states which would definitely help reduce the number of cage/motorcycle accidents from behind. Google “Black Nail Brigade” which is a foundation against distracted driving. A woman cager, while painting her fingernails, crashed into the back of a female motorcyclist (RIP) stopped at a red light a year ago.

    SKREEECH – that blows chunks. The I didn’t see him excuse is, ironically, far less prevalent when they collide with a motocop. No such thing as personal responsibility exists when it comes to fucktards like that shit stain.

    Phoenix alone has a population of around 1.6M while Maricopa County is at roughly 4M. Meaning, the percentage of tweakers, drunks, senior citizens, snowbirds, tourists, inattentive drivers, aggressive drivers and road rage episodes is no laughing matter.

    A FOAF on a RK got t-boned by a red light runner yakking on his cell phone right in front of my bud. He made the mistake (inexperienced rider) of not looking both ways when light turned green just before turning left. Hope that was your first and last accident, man. It’s almost like riding in Iraq with IEDs (cagers).

  11. Pretty Bitch Says:

    I cannot get over this guy’s last name…..talk about ironic!

    My heart goes out to all the families of the unfortunate victims of this asshat’s negligence. God Bless..

    PB

  12. SKREEECH Says:

    Rebel,

    I moved out here to Phoenix from La La Land the day after that accident happened. Some fucker popped me less than 18 hours after I got here. No bullshit, I was heading towards Cave Creek off a DEAD END ROAD doing, maybe 25 or 30. He swore I was riding too fast & that it was my fault. Even better… “I didn’t see you man.” Well no shit! Been here two weeks now and I can tell you riding in Phoenix is worse than looping the 710, 91, 405 & the 110 all day long!

    As for that window licking, knuckle dragging, low-life walking shit stain that killed those riders… I hope he fucking fries! Nearly 10 days later when they picked him up… guess what? High as a kite on the same shit. Some people never learn. There’s a special place in hell for shit head idiots that kill motorcyclists while they are jacked up on something….

  13. DirtyBruin Says:

    Killing’s too good for that scum; he needs to be an entire cell block’s bitch for 25 years or more, tormented in every way the inmates can think of.

  14. Beowulf Says:

    What a piece of shit. Fuck you Michael J. Jakscht.

  15. sled tramp Says:

    FUCK that asshole.Hope somebody with history finds him in a shower somewhere.Worthless motherfucker needs to get put down.

  16. 10Guage Says:

    Disgusting. Makes me sick

  17. Apple Pie Says:

    No matter what this tweeker gets it won’t be enough…God Bless their families

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