Cars slam into Bedford & Clearfield properties


June 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported after a vehicle driven by an allegedly intoxicated driver slammed into a home Friday night, in Bedford. According to Taylor County Sheriff Joshua Weed, a 1970 Chevy El Camino driven by 26-year-old Anthony James Coverdale, of Bedford, crashed into the living room of a home at 405 Randolph Street, at around 11:15-p.m., Friday.

The home was occupied, but no one was injured. Coverdale faces charges that include OWI, Reckless Driving, having no proof of insurance, and criminal mischief. Bedford Police and Fire assisted sheriff’s officials in the investigation.

A similar incident happened early this (Saturday) morning, in Clearfield. Sheriff Weed reports a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick driven by 24-year-old Christopher Cameron, of Clearfield, ran into a garage located at 200 Monroe Street. Cameron took-off on foot following the crash, but was found later, by a Taylor County deputy.

The man reportedly resisted arrest, but was eventually taken into custody. He was charged with public intoxication, interference with official acts, OWI, reckless driving and criminal mischief. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident. Deputies with the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office assisted Taylor County in handling the investigation.

Both men were brought to the Taylor County jail.