Barton man arrested after Bradford County police chase


WYSOX, Pa. (WETM) – Joshua Babcock was arrested following a police chase in Wysox Township on Aug. 21, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

A State Trooper reported seeing a green Honda Accord with the registration for a Ford vehicle driving on Golden Mile Road. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, it continued onto Lake Road at a high-rate of speed and continued with several illegal passes.

On the 2100 block of Lake Road the vehicle left the roadway and crashed in a front yard.

The driver, identified as Babcock, was arrested and police reported seeing a marijuana grinder, two glass pipes, and an orange hose to a bong. Police later found a syringe with Dab, a black zip lock bag containing suspected meth, Zig Zag rolling papers, a glass bong stem, an orange glass bong and stem, a green glass container containing a small amount of marijuana.

Babcock was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital and admitted to using marijuana earlier in the day. State Police reported that Babcock had a “thick raspy slur and had glassy blood shot eyes” at the time of the arrest.

Babcock is facing the following charges in Pennsylvania:

  • Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Third Degree Felony
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer, Third Degree Felony
  • Controlled Substances, Four Misdemeanor Counts
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances, Misdemeanor
  • Six Traffic Offenses

A blood draw was ordered at the hospital, according to State Police.

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