Revoked driver jailed for fleeing on motor bike

BUCKHANNON — A Tallmansville man was taken to jail after fleeing from an officer on a motorized bicycle Thursday afternoon.

Thomas Clayton Summers, age 31, was charged with fleeing in a vehicle and driving while license revoked for DUI.

According to the criminal complaint, Summers was passing a car in a no passing zone on Florida Street on his motorized bicycle when he nearly hit Sgt. Stewart head-on. The officer initiated blue lights and his siren in attempt to stop the defendant, but he allegedly sped up and continued to flee. Summers reportedly crossed the Poe Bridge and eventually stopped on the Vicksburg Road.

Court documents indicate Summers’ license was previously revoked for DUI in October 2008, making it illegal for him to operate any motorized vehicle on public roadways.

Summers remains at Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a combined $2,500 bond set by Magistrate Mark Davis for the two misdemeanor charges, to be posted as 10% to the Court and 90% personal recognizance. 


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