Wednesday, November 24, 2021

St. Clair Man Charged for Hit and Run Involving Juvenile Pedestrian in Pottsville

Pottsville Police have charged a St. Clair Man for a hit and run last month in the city that injured a juvenile.

According to the Pottsville Police, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, Pottsville Police Detective Joseph Welsh filed a criminal complaint with Magisterial District Judge Reiley charging Fred Anthony Yeastedt, 38, of St. Clair with Aggravated Assault by Vehicle while DUI, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, Accidents Involving Death or Personal injury, Driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, Failure to yield right of way to pedestrians, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving and traffic control signal violations.

These charges are the result of an on-going criminal investigation stemming from a juvenile pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on October 29, 2021 in the area of N. Centre St and Race St. The accident resulted in the juvenile sustaining serious injuries that required prolonged medical care.
Police said, during this investigation, numerous department officers worked together to collect Items of evidentiary value including various sources of video surveillance along with witness statements that identified Yeastedt as being the operator of a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado that had struck the juvenile as she was crossing the street. 

Yeastedt then immediately fled the scene and also denied involvement when questioned at a later date by police.
Yeastedt will be arraigned in the near future with bail to be set pending a preliminary hearing.