Police: Man flees with beer
HYNDMAN – A Hyndman man reportedly sped down a dirt road to avoid arrest Thursday, only to be caught when he fled on foot – beer in hand – while his unmanned car rolled into a police cruiser, state police said in a report.
Roger Lee Logsdon, 55, allegedly sped away when a state trooper tried to stop his 1999 Plymouth Neon on Route 56. He allegedly turned onto a dirt road and stopped in a residential yard, opening the car door to escape.
The trooper noticed a Keystone Light beer in Logsdon’s hand as he fled, police said.
Instead of parking his car, Logsdon allegedly left it in reverse – the car rolled backward into a state police cruiser, according to the report.
A state trooper stopped and apprehended Logsdon nearby.
Logsdon faces charges including drunken driving, fleeing police, resisting arrest and “numerous other traffic violations,” police said.
He remains in Bedford County Prison on $25,000 bail and a probation violation, police said. Logsdon faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Tonya M. Osman.