Man Crashes Motorcycle into Police Car
According to State Police Troopers a suspect identified only as a 50 year old man was arrested for suspected DUI after crashing his motorcycle into a parked cruiser. The troopers were parked on Mercer Street in Linesville when the collision happened just before midnight on Sunday night.
Alleged Street Racer Crashes in Sandycreek
An unidentified 19 year old man was arrested after a traffic accident in Sandycreek Township, Venango County. The suspect was allegedly street racing when they crashed through a fence and plowed into a garage on Pittsburgh Road at 3:15AM on Sunday. Charges of DUI are pending lab test results.
PA Transportation Committee Approves DUI License Suspensions
The Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would immediately suspend the driver’s license of anyone involved in more than one DUI crash. Any Pennsylvania resident involved in a DUI accident and has a previous DUI would have their license suspended immediately. The bill is named for 18 year old Shane Rivenburgh who was killed by a DUI Driver in 2016.
PSP Investigate Jamestown Burglary
Pennsylvania State Police from Meadville are investigating the burglary of a shed in Crawford County’s South Shenango Township. Multiple pieces of equipment are reported stolen from the property of 75 year old Carol Barnes who lives on South Portsmouth Drive near Jamestown. Sometime between September 15th and 29th someone removed a white lawn tractor, an electric wrench, a red Craftsman toolbox, and a black air compressor from Sears. Anyone who may have information should call the Meadville State Police at (814)332-6911.
Roae Bill Passes State House
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 144 to 44 in favor of removing the free use of State owned vehicles for members of the general assembly. The bill was sponsored by local Rep. Brad Roae and would instead reimburse lawmakers for the miles they drive in their own personal vehicles. According to Roae it would save hundreds of thousands of dollars but opponents say the math does not add up and reimbursements would be more expensive.