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Credibility of road rage accusers questioned

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) --- Charges against a man accused in a road rage incident in Bend have been dismissed.

The Deschutes County District Attorney's Office said on Monday that Jay Barbeau was accused in a June 1 incident that left a woman's arm broken. The woman, Megan Stackhouse, said he broke her arm when she cut him off in traffic. Barbeau was also accused of assaulting a passenger in the car, Lucinda Mann. 

However, the DA's office said that the allegations cannot be sustained. The injuries the women claimed they sustained were contradicted by medical evidence. The DA's office says Stackhouse's arm was injured when she slammed her own hand on Barbeau's truck.

In addition, the women's credibility was questioned because they have been involved in similar cases in the past. DA John Hummel said he has "no confidence" in the credibility of Mann and Stackhouse. 

These are the other cases, according to the DA: 

·         On June 7, 2018, Mann and Stackhouse were drinking at 10 Barrel brewery.  When they left, Mann intentionally threw herself onto the hood of a car in the road and then flopped to the ground. 
·         On May 13, 2018, Stackhouse struck another car and then punched the driver. Stackhouse was charged with this assault and the matter is pending.
·         On November 26, 2017, Stackhouse and Mann reported to police that Mann was struck by a van while she was walking in the parking lot of Timbers Tavern.
·         On October 31, 2016, Mann and Stackhouse were passengers in a car that was involved in a single vehicle, low speed crash.  When police arrived, Mann was found lying on the road with shallow breathing and acting unconscious.  The police determined her actions were not consistent with injuries she would have received in the crash.

Barbeau did serve 11 days in jail, which the DA says is enough punishment for the crime he did commit, punching Stackhouse's rear window and shattering it. 


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