Pennsylvania State Police, Gibson, said a man was in a “drug induced rage” when he launched rocks at vehicles traveling on Route 29 on Monday, July 8.
According to police, the investigation revealed that Dylan Robert Blaisure, age 26, had smoked methamphetamine before running into traffic on the roadway where he was screaming incoherently and throwing rocks at, against and into passing vehicles.
A four-year-old passenger in one of the vehicles had to be evaluated by Tunkhannock EMS due to the amount of shattered glass that was lodged around her seat, police reported.
Other vehicles sustained minor damage but the drivers were forced to make “dangerous, evasive manueavers” to avoid hitting Blaisure, according to police.
Blaisure was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and was armed with a rock upon police contact. Police used de-escalation techniques to subdue the man. He was then escorted to Geisinger CMC in Scranton for treatment and evaluation.
Blaisure faces charges of propulsion of missiles, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and other related offenses which will be filed in Montrose District Court.
Anyone who has information on this case; sustained damage to their vehicle; or was injured as a result of this incident and has not yet made a report is asked to contact Tpr. Keith Herbert at PSP, Gibson, 570-465-3154.