Police: Oil City Man on Meth Crashes Vehicle, Flees Authorities

| August 20, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man who was allegedly on methamphetamine wrecked his vehicle and then led officers on a foot chase in Franklin on Sunday evening.

Around 7:12 p.m., Franklin Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street for a report of a blue in color Dodge Durango driving erratically coming into the city.

Officers observed the motor vehicle coming into the city at a high rate of speed to the extent that the tires could be heard squealing as the vehicle attempted to negotiate curves, according to police.

Officers observed the vehicle traveling in the center lane of 8th Street heading west in an attempt to strike a Pennsylvania State Police Cruiser traveling in the opposing lane. Emergency lights and sirens were activated in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the driver – later identified as 44-year-old Clay Allen Geib, of Oil City – failed to stop. Geib accelerated at a high rate of speed committing multiple traffic violations and striking multiple occupied vehicles while attempting to flee from police.

Geib then wrecked his vehicle, disabling it at the intersection of Allegheny Blvd. and Liberty Street in Franklin, and then bailing out on foot. He began to run northbound on Liberty Street toward Sheetz leading officers on a foot chase.

Geib continued to run from officers in the Sheetz parking lot before being apprehended. He “made several remarks about being under the influence of methamphetamine and exhibited excited behavior leading officers to believe he was under the influence of meth,” according to police.

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