Man flees cycle crash, found hiding under tree
Special to the TIMES NEWS Charred motorcycle lies along stone wall along Route 902 in Mahoning Township, Saturday. The driver, Terrence Roberts, 23, of Lehighton, told police the bike caught fire while he was riding it, resulting in the crash.
A motorcyclist who crashed his bike on Saturday afternoon - during which it burst into flames - and then allegedly fled the scene, was apprehended about a half hour later.
When he was taken into custody, police said he was in possession of 13 packs of heroin.
Terence Roberts, 23, of Lehighton, has charges pending including DUI of a controlled substance, said Mahoning Township police.
The charges are pending the results of a blood test, police said.
Roberts sustained burns in the crash and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, for treatment.
The accident happened at about 1:40 p.m. on Mahoning Drive East (Route 902).
Police said when officers arrived at the scene, they found the motorcycle had hit a stone wall, and it was on fire.
The driver ran and was later taken into custody approximately a half mile from the crash scene where officers found him hiding under a pine tree, police said.
At the time of his arrest Roberts had a suspended license
Robert told police the motorcycle caught fire while he was riding it, causing the crash.
Police said their investigation shows the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed before impacting the wall.
Mahoning Police were assisted at the scene by Lehighton Police and by the Mahoning Valley Fire Department.