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Picabo Street facing misdemeanor charges after allegedly assaulting her father in Utah

Published January 13, 2016 10:47 pm

Courts • Gold-medal skier tells police she pushed the 76-year-old man down the stairs.
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Silver Summit • Gold medal skier Picabo Street faces misdemeanor charges after her arrest last month for allegedly assaulting her father.

Street, 44, was arrested at her Park City area home Dec. 23, according to Summit County sheriff's officials, after an alleged altercation with her 76-year-old dad, Roland Street.

The daughter was charged the next day in Summit County Justice Court with one count of assault and three counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, all class B misdemeanors. Each charge is punishable by a maximum of six months in jail.

Picabo Street called police Dec. 23, saying she "had got into a fight" with her father, according to a probable-cause statement filed with the Summit County jail.

"Picabo stated that during the fight, Roland pulled her hair," an officer wrote in the jail statement. "Picabo stated that during the fight, she pushed Roland down the stairs and locked him in the basement before she called dispatch."

Roland Street told police that before the fight, he was trying to leave the home and "bumped his car into the house." His daughter yelled at him, Roland Street told police, and a physical fight ensued inside the home.

The father also reported that Picabo Street pushed him down the stairs, and he told police that he "fell down two flights of stairs and may have hit his head." A responding police officer noticed Roland Street had cuts on his elbow and neck, according to the report.

Picabo Street's three children witnessed the fight, according to police.

The woman posted bail and is expected in court Feb. 16 for a pretrial hearing. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

No charges had been filed against Roland Street as of Wednesday.

Picabo Street, a part-time Park City resident, won a gold medal in Nagano in 1998 and was a Fox Sports analyst for the 2014 Olympic Games.

— Tribune reporter Michael McFall contributed to this story.







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