Woman In Infamous Jaywalking Incident Gets Community Service


The 19-year-old woman who was charged with obstructing a police officer in connection with a highly publicized jaywalking incident near Franklin High School in June has agreed to do 24 hours of community service as part of an agreement she and her attorneys reached with the City Attorney’s Office.

Marilyn Levias can have the charge dismissed in a year if she doesn’t break the law in the meantime and completes the community service time. Her jaywalking charge was dismissed.

“Civilians must comply with instructions from police officers,” City Attorney Pete Holmes said in a statement. “It’s a just result that Ms. Levias will perform community service rather than go to jail. This is a teachable moment for our young people, our community and our government.”