Punxsy Man Facing Multiple Charges in Hit-and-Run Crash

YOUNG TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police have filed multiple charges against a 24-year-old Punxsutawney man in connection with a Sunday morning crash in Young Township, Jefferson County.

Police say the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. when Patrick A. Meckley failed to negotiate a left turn while traveling east on State Route 310 just north of Carrie Road.

Meckley lost control of his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and traveled across the southbound lane of SR-310 before traveling off the west berm and crashing into a guide rail, according to police.

His vehicle continued to travel in a northwest direction and slammed into a wooden fence.

Police say Meckley left the scene of the accident, traveling north on SR-310.

Meckley’s vehicle was later discovered in the Groundhog Lanes Bowling Alley parking lot.

Meckley and a male passenger both escaped injury.

Police subsequently filed the following charges against Meckley:

– Immediate notice of accident to police department
– Operation of vehicle without official certificate of inspection
– Driving on right side of roadway
– Driving on roadways laned for traffic

Charges were filed at Magisterial District Judge Douglas R. Chambers’ Office.


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