The Press Release

23 Jun

The below is the press release from my Saturday night call…feel worse knowing his name, but feel better that based on speed and alcohol and what the guy struck, there was nothing that I could have done to change the outcome. 




Virginia Beach Police Department

Municipal Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23456


6/22/09                                                                                              2009-102




On Saturday, June 20, 2009, at approximately 11:41 p.m., Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for a report of a crash involving a motorcycle in the 5700 block of Shore Drive, near the intersection of Diamond Springs Road.


Upon arrival, Emergency Services personnel located the body of a man who suffered from severe trauma.  He was pronounced dead on scene.


Preliminary investigation into this crash revealed that the victim was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Shore Drive. He went through the red light at Diamond Springs Rd., lost control, and struck a concrete median.


The victim has been identified as Jason Gregory Potts, 38, of the 100 block of Herndon Road, Virginia Beach.   Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor.


This crash remains under investigation by the Department’s Fatal Accident Crash Team with Officer Bradley K. Wesseler as the lead investigator.










MPO Adam L. Bernstein

Public Information Officer/ Spokesman


757-385-5622 (fax)



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