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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