Driver charged for fleeing from police

Sugarcreek Borough police filed charges against a driver who they said was speeding and tailgating about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Allegheny Boulevard in Reno.

Cole James Ghering, 19 of Oil City, was taken into custody after the incident.

Police said an officer observed a green Toyota traveling 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Ghering then stopped his car in an alleyway between Route 8 and Walnut Street and fled from the vehicle, police said.

Ghering’s passenger also fled from the vehicle, according to police.

Police retrieved a pellet gun from in between the seats, police said.

Borough police and Oil City police managed to track down the passenger by using Sugarcreek K-9 officer “Goose”, who located the passenger at a house on Second Street.

Ghering’s passenger contacted Ghering, who then turned himself in at his vehicle.

Ghering was charged with fleeing and evading, disorderly conduct for causing panic, driving with a suspended license and speeding.

Police said the passenger isn’t facing any charges.