Police: Big Run Man Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing on ATV

handcuffsHENDERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – A Big Run man is facing several charges after fleeing police on Berry Road, 295 feet west of Buggy Road, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County.

According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, 48-year-old George R. Bedell, of Big Run, fled from a marked state police vehicle that had its emergency lights and siren activated.

Police say during the incident, the ATV struck a 2013 Ford Explorer in the driver’s side door in the attempt to flee.

Bedell was subsequently located a short time later and taken into custody, according to police.

58-year-old Randall C. Keller, of Punxsutawney, was a passenger on the ATV, police say.

Bedell was charged with the following offenses:

  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer, Felony 3
  • Accident Involving Damage Attended Vehicle/Prop (Hit and Run), Misdemeanor 3
  • Unlawful Operate Snow/Atv Under Influence, Summary
  • Unlawful Oper. Snow/Atv Without Helmet, Summary
  • Accidents/Reports – Duty To Stop And Provide Info, Summary
  • Duties At Stop Sign, Summary
  • Operation On Streets And Highways, Summary
  • Unlawful Operate Snow/Atv At Unsafe Speed, Summary

He was take to the Jefferson County Jail and video arraigned by MDJ 54-3-02.

He was released on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on May 14 in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana.

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