Idaho Man Gets Jail Time for Faking Motorcycle Mishap

May 3, 2012

The insurance claim seemed straightforward: Jason Preston said his motorcycle was wrecked.

His clothing was scuffed up to prove it.

But Idaho investigators figured there was something fishy about the Blackfoot man’s story he’d crashed the bike to avoid hitting an animal in July 2011.

So what began as a seemingly ordinary Idaho traffic mishap has resulted in Preston being sentenced to 20 days in jail – for insurance fraud and damaging insured property.

A 6th District judge suspended Preston’s one-to-four-year prison term.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden described Tuesday what really happened.

The 31-year-old placed his motorcycle in his truck, accelerated and pushed it off the back.

Preston’s girlfriend then dragged him down the road.

The case was investigated by the Bonneville County sheriff and Idaho Department of Insurance.

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