Police Briefs

Person suffers major injury in crash

State police at Towanda said Joey L. Carey, 22, of Gillett, suffered a major injury in a one-vehicle crash May 7 on Route 14 in South Creek Township.

Police said he was traveling south and smoking a cigarette, which fell to the floor in front of him under the steering wheel. According to police, he took his eyes off the road in an attempt to retrieve the cigarette and subsequently the vehicle traveled into the western berm. When he brought his attention back to the road, he tried to bring the vehicle back into the southern travel lane, but over-corrected. Police said the vehicle went back onto the southern lane of travel momentarily, but left the roadway back into the western berm. The right front fender area struck a mailbox and the concrete pad that was holding the mailbox in place, police said.

According to police, after striking the concrete pad and mailbox, the vehicle began to spin clockwise toward the passenger door. Police said the vehicle rolled about one and a half times before coming to rest on the driver's side door and facing north. Police said Carey was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected through the driver's side window of the vehicle. Both the driver and the vehicle came to rest in the front yard of the property located at 33513 Route 14, police said. Police said that Carey was taken by South Creek Township ambulance to Arnot Ogden Medical Center in New York for further medical evaluation and appeared to have a broken right leg at the scene. The vehicle was towed form the scene by Keleher Towing and the South Creek Township Fire Department assisted at the crash scene, police said. Police said both the property owner and the driver were issued Notice of Crash Investigation Forms. Carey was issued multiple traffic citations, police said.

Man charged with rape

Donald Earl Daniels, 59, of Gillett, faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. May 16 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on charges of rape and aggravated indecent assault for an incident in May in Ridgebury Township, according to court papers.

The papers note that the victim was a 16-year-old female.

Wilcox said Daniels was placed in Bradford County Correctional Facility with his bail set at $85,000.

Man charged with careless driving

William Reese Lloyd, 67, of Shunk, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:45 p.m. May 16 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on careless driving and other charges for a reported hit and run accident at 5:41 p.m. April 26 at 25 Troy St., Canton, according to court papers.

The papers note that he is also charged with accidents involving damage to attended vehicle/property, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property, and a violation of "immediate notice of accident to police department."

According to the papers, Lloyd backed his Chevy truck into a silver Jeep owned by Franklin, Alicia, and Morgan Jennings, causing damage without notification.

DUI charges

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Joshua Alan Goodwin, 29, of Rome, by Pennsylvania State Police, on March 13, on Gulf Road in Orwell Township.

Goodwin was also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, operating his vehicle at an unsafe speed, and careless driving, according to court papers filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton of Wysox.

He has been sent a summons to appear before Wheaton at 1:15 p.m. May 22.

Matthew Judson Balmer, 29, of Wellsburg, N.Y., by Pennsylvania State Police, on April 6, on Roaring Run Road at state Route 4041 in Wells Township.

Balmer was also charged with careless driving, according to court papers filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.

Balmer has been sent a summons to appear before Wilcox at 1 p.m. May 16.