Reckless Abandon

CARROLL – A Frewsburg man was jailed earlier this week after police say he drove his car at a high rate of speed through the town of Carroll, at one point striking an occupied vehicle and leaving.

On Monday, Carroll police charged Steven D. Cline, 32, with felony first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

According to a police report, Cline drove his 1999 Saturn station wagon through the town firemen’s grounds, losing control several times. Police were notified at 5 p.m.

Cline allegedly then drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed through neighboring yards bordering Frew Run Street. Residents were present in the yards at the time of the incident, police said.

After exiting the private yards police said Cline struck an occupied vehicle on Frew Run Street. The accident occurred near a day care center where children were present.

Following the crash Cline allegedly left the scene at a high rate of speed, but was taken into custody a short time later.

“It was a very busy time of the day,” Carroll police Chief Timothy Wright told The Post-Journal. “He had total disregard to the safety and lives of these residents.”

The Frewsburg resident was arraigned in Carroll Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $10,000 cash bail, $20,000 property bond.

Wright could not provide a motive for the reckless driving. “Thankfully no one was hurt or killed,” he said.