Smethport Man Facing Charges

A Smethport man is facing charges after two incidents late Saturday night along Route 6.

Police say 54-year-old Robert Kelly hit a large traffic sign in Smethport at around 11:30 p.m., and then drove away on Route 6 east. About 10 minutes later, while passing a car near the Route 6 intersection with Shunk Lane, a tire came off Kelly’s car and hit the other car’s bumper. Kelly drove away from that scene as well.

State police, along with the Smethport and Port Allegany police departments, looked for the car, and found it in a driveway along Woodland Drive in Port Allegany.

Kelly’s car was moderately damaged, but he wasn’t hurt. He was taken to Kane Community Hospital for a blood test, which he refused.

Charges will be filed in District Judge Bill Todd’s office.

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