Man charged with DUI, car theft following city crash

A crash on Park Avenue resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of the man who allegedly took it, city police said.

Not only was Tyron Wayne Quartman, of 244 E. Church St., driving a stolen car, but the 26-year-old was drunk when he crashed into the back of delivery truck parked in the 1000 block of Park Avenue about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, Patrolman Brian McGee said in an affidavit.

Quartman was driving a stolen 2001 Chrysler Concord owned by Maurice Johnson that was taken from the 600 block of Fifth Avenue, McGee said.

Following his arraignment that night before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants, felony theft, receiving stolen property, reckless driving and driving without a license.

Quartman was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.