Man Behind Vehicle Chase Remains Hospitalized
The 24-year-old man who led police on a high-speed vehicle chase through the city Monday night remains hospitalized, according to police.
Bryan E. Bobe, of Jamestown, was transported to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., shortly after colliding into a pickup truck at the corner of Douglas Place and Foote Avenue at approximately 9:35 p.m., the culmination of a several-minutes-long pursuit through the south side of Jamestown.
Details of his condition are not yet available. The driver of the pickup truck was reportedly uninjured.
According to the Jamestown Police Department, Bobe started to flee as officers attempted a traffic stop on Forest Avenue, observing his high speed and inadequate exhaust.
Bobe reportedly ran multiple red lights and stop signs, and allegedly tried to run his vehicle into patrol cars multiple times.
No patrol cars were damaged during the pursuit, police say.
Bobe was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, two counts of first-degree felony reckless endangerment, reckless driving and multiple traffic violations. An investigation into why Bobe attempted to flee is ongoing.
The incident marks the latest in a string of high-speed vehicle pursuits that have involved local law enforcement.
On Friday, an unidentified driver was taken into custody after reportedly leading a high-speed vehicle chase from Coldspring to Jamestown via I-86. Details regarding charges have yet to be released.
On Jan. 11, Christina M. Trump, 43, of North East, Pa., allegedly led Pennsylvania and New York State Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies and Westfield Police on a high-speed chase that ended with her striking a utility pole near Willow Road in Dunkirk.
She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to keep right and driving across hazard markings, in addition to facing multiple traffic charges in both New York and Pennsylvania.