Fayette County police chase reached speeds of 130 mph
A Fayette County man is accused of leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase that reached speeds of 130 mph.
Samuel Craig Jones, 42, of 244 Hawkins Hollow, Springfield Township, is charged by state police at Uniontown with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, speeding and other traffic offenses.
In a criminal complaint, Trooper Jon Bershok said he tried to stop Jones at Route 40 and Bennington Road at 5 p.m. Friday for not displaying a registration plate on his motorcycle. Jones made a U-turn at the traffic light and headed west on Route 40.
Bershok said Jones fled at speeds up to 130 mph, passed other motorists, and drove onto the median and berm of the road. The motorcycle made another U-turn in the median at the base of Summit Mountain and headed east again, Bershok said in the complaint.
Jones stopped when one of the bike's tires went flat after traveling through the median, Bershok said. Jones ran, but he was apprehended by five troopers, according to the complaint.
Jones was arraigned before South Union District Judge Joseph George Jr. and is in the Fayette County Prison without bond. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 2 before North Union District Judge Wendy Dennis.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- A Christmas story: Childhood holiday in Dunbar recollected
- Trinity United Presbyterian offers Festival of Lessons and Carols
- Connellsville teen charged in attack on 80-year-old man, daughter allowed to play high school basketball
- Uniontown self-help book author finds ‘Inner Peace’ through writing
- Uniontown man charged with raping 2 girls
- Connellsville High announces leads for March musical
- Connellsville Area High School Patriots participate in Wreaths Across America
- Connellsville Redevelopment Authority keeps $20,000 surplus in budget
- Connellsville Council approves parking plans for proposed hotel
- Connellsville man admitted drinking, fighting with victim before deadly 2013 crash, trooper testifies
- Everson volunteer firefighters set to sell hoagies