Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Allegedly Hid Mercedes behind Fire Hall:
Pennsylvania man faces reckless endangerment charges after two traffic stops in one day in Wyoming County

PERRY — A Pennyslvania man is facing numerous charges after two separate traffic stops within two hours of each other, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Joshua L. Fryer, 33 of Hazelton was stopped at 6:14 p.m. in a 2011 Mercendes-Benz for a window tint violation on Route 20A, said sergeants Colin Reagan and Aaron Chase. Further investigation allegedly revealed he was driving with three New York State suspensions on his drivers license. Fryer was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and two window tint violations. He was transported to a nearby hotel.

Then, at 8:17 p.m., a different sergeant tried to stop a 2011 Mercedes-Benz for yet another window tint violation on Route 20A. The vehicle turned southbound onto Route 246 at a high rate of speed before the sergeant could activate his emergency lights, deputies said. It then turned left abruptly into the Perry Center Fire Hall parking lot in an attempt to hide from police.

In doing so, the vehicle drove past three children playing outside in an adjacent lot, deputies said. The vehicle was quickly located behind the fire hall — parked up against the building — with skid marks observed nearby due to the high speeds.

Fryer was found to be the driver, deputies said. He was charged with three counts of second-degree reckless endangerment; one count each of reckless driving, failure to signal a turn, and failure to keep right; and four additional window tint violations. Fryer was released in accordance with state bail reform laws and is to appear June 9 in Town Court.

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