01 - 20 - 2014 Honduran man charged with multiple offenses after police scuffle
[LS] - Early Saturday morning, Lewistown state police pulled over 23-y/o Francisco Antonio Rivera for a traffic violation as he was traveling in Derry Twp. along US 22. Through the police inquiry, they found Rivera was a Honduran who was driving under the influence. As he was being secured for custody, Rivera fled on foot & gave chase to officers as they pursued him toward the Juniata River. Police were able to re-apprehend Rivera before he started a scuffle with officers. One officer was injured in the struggle when he struck his head on a snow-covered rock. Rivera was charged with DUI along with recklessly endangering, escape, & other offenses. He is jailed on $50,000 bail.