Area Man Due in Court on Drug, Reckless Driving Charges


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) — An area man who allegedly led Punxsutawney Borough Police on a high-speed last summer is set to appear in court on Thursday on a laundry list of charges.

According to court documents, 38-year-old Ronald Lee Maines, Jr., of Rockton, has a preliminary hearing at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday in front of District Judge Jacqueline Mizerock.

A summons was issued February 20 for Maines, Jr. to appear.

Case details:

Around 7:39 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, police attempted to stop a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle operated by Maines, Jr. for several traffic violations.

Maines fled from police, driving through the downtown and a residential neighborhood before he lost control and crashed into an embankment near Mahoning Creek at Harmon Field municipal park.

Maines was injured and taken to Altoona Hospital for treatment.

On August 30, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department filed the following charges against Maines:

– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer, Misdemeanor 2
– Failure To Stop At Red Signal, Summary
– Duties At Stop Sign, Summary (four counts)
– Driving at Safe Speed, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary (two counts)
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
– Driving W/O A License, Summary
– Use Improper Class Of License, Summary
– Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended Or Revoked, Summary
– Obscured Plates – Illegible at Reasonable Distance, Summary
– Operating Veh W/O Valid Inspection, Summary
– No Rearview Mirror, Summary
– No Headlights, Summary
– Turning Movements And Required Signals, Summary (two counts)

According to court documents, Maines, Jr. is in the Clearfield County Jail on various charges, including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, drug possession, and careless driving.


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