REYNOLDSVILLE — A Reynoldsville man faces misdemeanor charges for attempting to run from an officer during a February 16 traffic stop.
DuBois State Police filed 29 charges against Casey Lee Delaney, 33, of Reynoldsville, on July 9, including two misdemeanor charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, and attempting to flee or elude an officer. He was charged with an additional 27 counts of various traffic violations as a result of attempting to flee the officer.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, a state police trooper was on routine patrol when he noticed an expired inspection sticker on Delaney’s vehicle. When he turned his patrol vehicle around with the intention of stopping Delaney, he reportedly saw Delaney turn onto the Reynoldsville-Sykesville Road at high speed.
Delaney allegedly passed three other vehicles in a no passing zone before the officer activated his lights and siren. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Delaney continued to flee even after his left rear tire blew out, and he continued to drive into the borough of Sykesville. The officer reportedly followed Delaney onto North Park Street. Delaney reportedly ran a red light while turning onto State Route 119 from the wrong side of the road.
Once on 119, Delaney allegedly passed two more vehicles before swerving and turning onto Paradise Road while sliding sideways. The officer reportedly continued to follow Delaney down Paradise Road until it transitioned into Reeds Dam Road.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Delaney slowed his vehicle and opened his driver door twice before stopping, exiting the vehicle, and running into the woods. The officer reportedly engaged in a short foot chase before Delaney surrendered.
Checking Delaney’s driver’s license, PSP confirmed there was a bench warrant out for Delaney’s arrest by Domestic Relations in Clearfield County. While the officer searched Delaney, he found a small amount of marijuana in his pocket, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Delaney was also not the registered owner of the vehicle and told the officer he had recently purchased the car and hadn’t transferred the title to his name. He also reportedly did not have insurance on the vehicle.
Delaney is currently awaiting his preliminary hearing.