A Cranesville man who was allegedly excessive on methamphetamine and marijuana whereas main police on a chase by the town in November will head to trial following a preliminary listening to earlier than Magisterial District Decide Samuel Pendolino on Wednesday.
Nathan Trevor Koman, 28, is accused of reaching speeds of 70 mph whereas being pursued by three police cruisers, based on the felony grievance filed by Meadville Police Division, and faces a felony depend of fleeing police, misdemeanor driving below the affect (DUI) and drug fees, and 9 site visitors violations. In charging Koman with driving on a suspended license, police famous that he has beforehand been convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license eight instances.
The chase started at about 8:20 p.m. Nov. 21 close to the intersection of North Cottage Avenue and North Avenue and ended about 2 miles in a while Mulligan Lane, based on police. Koman allegedly refused to convey his black 2005 Lexus sedan to a cease and led police from North Cottage Avenue to North, Grove, Arch and Liberty streets earlier than turning onto Mulligan Lane, a lifeless finish off Liberty Avenue simply south of the town in West Mead Township.
Regardless of oncoming site visitors and quite a few pedestrians within the areas lined by the pursuit, police stated Koman reached speeds of 70 mph in a 25 mph zone, based on the felony grievance.
Koman is also charged with ignoring 5 cease indicators and one purple site visitors gentle over the course of the chase.
Police reported discovering a digital scale, plastic baggies, a glass pipe, rolling papers and different alleged drug paraphernalia within the car, based on the felony grievance.
Koman faces 13 fees in all. Along with the felony fleeing police cost and an ungraded depend of DUI, the costs embody misdemeanor counts of possession of a managed substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 9 abstract site visitors fees he faces consist of 5 counts of failure to carry out duties at a cease signal and single counts of failure to cease at a purple sign, reckless driving, failure to drive at protected velocity, and driving whereas working privileges are suspended.
Koman stays free on $5,000 bond. A trial will likely be scheduled for the September time period of Crawford County court docket.
Mike Crowley may be reached at 724-6370 or by electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.