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Local Teen Accused of Giving False Report to Police Waives Hearing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 12:06 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

gavelKNOX BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A local teen who allegedly gave a false report to Knox Borough Police regarding an accident waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

According to court documents, the following charges against 18-year-old Nathanial Jonscott Daly, of Oil City, were waived for court on Tuesday, June 11:

– False Report – Falsely Incriminate Another, Misdemeanor 2
– Accident Damage To Unattended Vehicle Or Property, Summary
– Driving W/O A License, Summary

The charges have been transferred to the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

Daly was released on his own recognizance.

The charges stem from an accident that occurred in the evening of March 15 on East State Street, in Knox Borough, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint, around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, Officer Bowen, of the Knox Borough Police Department, received a phone call from a known woman who reported that she observed a white GMC Terrain back out of a parking space in front of an establishment on East State Street, strike the rear driver’s side of a gray 2012 Ford Escape, and then leave the scene.

The known woman followed the GMC until Officer Bowen was able to make contact with it at the intersection of State Route 338 and Stewart Road, the complaint states.

Upon reaching the driver’s side door of the vehicle, Officer Bowen observed that the known driver had a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage, slow, thick slurred speech and glassy eyes. The driver told Officer Bowen that he was not the driver of the vehicle when it hit the Ford Escape. He said it was the passenger of vehicle – Nathanial Daly.

When questioned, Daly advised Officer Bowen “several times that he was not the driver of the vehicle when it struck (the Ford),” according to the complaint.

Daly provided a written statement in regards to the accident.

Upon reviewing video footage from the East State Street area, Officer Bowen observed that Daly was indeed the driver of the vehicle. The video showed the individuals switch places after the accident, and when Daly was proceeding to the passenger’s seat, “(he) is shown looking at the rear passenger area of the vehicle, which was the area that had struck the 2012 Ford Escape,” according to the complaint.

The charges were filed against Daly on April 24 and a certified summons was issued.

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