Police beat July 20
Driver injured: Robert Goddard, 59, of Wheeling, W.Va., was injured just after 5 a.m. Friday when his pickup truck crashed on Interstate 70 eastbound, just west of the Taylorstown exit. State police said when his truck went off the highway, he over-corrected. When the truck came back onto the road, it flipped onto the roof. Goddard was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.
Public drunkenness: Benjamin Byers, 22, of Washington, was charged Saturday with public drunkenness after state police received several complaints about him walking in the middle of Route 844 at Paul Street, Canton around 6 a.m. He was released to his mother. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Two injured: Ralph E. Anderson IV, 35, and Jamie Anderson, 40, both of West Finley, were injured July 12 when their Harley-Davidson motorcycle crashed after a deer ran in front of them on Rocky Run Road near Oak Springs Road, East Finley. State police said both were thrown from the motorcycle. They were taken to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment.
Drug charges: Brian Allen Cook, 34, of 10 Fieldcrest Drive, McDonald, and Robert Erroll Corrick 43, of 110 S. McDonald St., were charged Monday by McDonald police for allegedly possessing drugs May 17 after leaving the Pitt Bar. Cook is accused of having Oxycodone, while Corrick had marijuana. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.
Hit and run crash: Michael J. Doody, 19, of Pittsburgh escaped injury Thursday when his Jeep was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene on Interstate 70 eastbound, just west of the West Chestnut Street exit, North Franklin. State police said Doody’s Jeep went into the median where it rolled four times. The hit-and-run vehicle may have been a white Dodge pickup truck with Texas registration.
Driver charged: Brian DeMichelis, 33, of Washington, was charged Tuesday by state police with illegally operating a vehicle with an ignition interlock, driving under suspension and improper left turn stemming from an April 2 traffic stop on East Wheeling Street at South Lincoln Avenue, Washington. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.