A Clarion man was sentenced last week to up to five years in jail on charges connected to an October S-U-V crash that occurred during a Clarion County police chase.
In February, 27 year-old Jesse Solomon entered guilty pleas to three of the 22 charges filed against him – fleeing police, driving under the influence and furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors. Charges that were dismissed in exchange for Solomon’s pleas included aggravated assault by motor vehicle.
Clarion Borough Police officials had reported chasing Solomon after an attempted traffic stop on East Main Street in Clarion late one Saturday night in early October. They say Solomon lost control of his S-U-V on Seven Hills Road in Clarion Township. The vehicle traveled into a field and through some brush before hitting an intersecting gravel road and rolling onto its side.
Investigators say three female passengers, ages 14, 15 and 18 were all injured. The 15 year-old was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh. Police reported that all four occupants of the vehicle had been drinking.
In addition, police said they apprehended Solomon as he tried to escape through the broken windshield of his S-U-V.
Solomon will be given credit for more than five months already served.