KINGSTON - A police cruiser was damaged and a man was arrested on drug and assault charges Friday night, police said.
Colton Howell-Hadley, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, was charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding police, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended license DUI related, and several other moving violations.
Kingston Officer Robert Miller said he observed the driver of a blue Buick Century driving in a careless manner while making a turn from Market Street onto Second Avenue at 7:44 p.m.
Miller attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop and a pursuit ensued taking them from Kingston into Wilkes-Barre, then Hanover Township. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the rear of the Chinese buffet near Burger King because it struck a Kingston police cruiser.
The driver tried to flee but was apprehended. He was identified as Howell-Hadley.
Police said he was in possession of 20 bags of marijuana, six bags of club drug Molly and one bag of cocaine. The registration plate on this vehicle was also stolen from a vehicle in Wilkes Barre.
He was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for a morning arraignment.