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Man Crashes While Allegedly “Drifting”

KSAL Staff - February 8, 2016 11:41 am

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A Salina man was arrested late Friday night following a single-vehicle crash in rural Saline County.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Patrick Bryan was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry when he spun out of control. The car skidded onto its side.

Authorities say that Bryan’s story was that a deer ran out, and he swerved to miss it.

He is accused, though, of falsely reporting how the crash happened. Instead, authorities believe that Bryan attempted to “drift” his vehicle on the corner of North Street east of Simpson Road, pulling the emergency brake while still driving the car. It caused it to flip onto its side. He then allegedly pulled out a 22″ sawed off rifle and shot it.

No one was hurt in the car, including three passengers aged 14, 16 and 17.

Bryan was arrested on charges that could include  defacing a firearm, illegal possession of a gun, reckless driving, 3 counts of endangering a child, 1 count of providing false information, and a misdemeanor drug charge stemming from a small amount of marijuana that was found.

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Doug Clemens

February 9, 2016 at 9:15 am

The residents of that area are up in arms about this and these idiots should be glad they did not find them before the deputies after they went off shooting in a residential area. If they get turned loose like they will and come back for another encore the results may be different next time. Why is a 21 year old hauling teenagers around in a car with illegal guns and ammo? They were up to doing something that is for sure.

Doug Clemens

February 9, 2016 at 9:19 am

Further investigation reveals the following for Dec. 2015:

Name: Bryan,Patrick Shane Charges : Possession of stimulant; 1 prior conviction 6,000.00 Probation Violation Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body

Doug Clemens

February 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

So now we know the guy is a meth head and the teenagers with him are also druggies. How about filing charges of shooting in a residential area. This area has many houses and farms and is not some isolated area. Some innocent person could have been killed. Besides what JUDGE let this jerk out of jail to begin with when he was caught for drugs in December?

Stan Clemons

February 9, 2016 at 10:17 am

I am with you 100% and I live out in that area. The sheriff’s office will not do anything when we call to report people hunting next to our houses or speeding down the road at 75 or 80 miles an hour or parties being thrown late at night in some of the fields out here. I know my neighbors have armed themselves and are ready to protect their property against meth heads like this or thugs. My question is have the teenagers been charged also in this matter?

Brent Williams

February 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Drifting right the only drifting was the method in his body. I also wonder why he is not in jail from his last arrest. Why would a judge let him bond out. To bad the home owners did not fire their legal guns to protect their property and families then he could have drifted to his grave.

Brent Williams

February 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Ahh spell check should be Meth in the first sentence.

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