Driver facing 48 charges

A Warren man faces dozens of charges after he allegedly drove his vehicle over numerous road signs and into a building.

Warren-based state police said Christopher Hoffman, 19, Warren, was arrested and charged with 48 counts of criminal mischief and several traffic violations with respect to alleged events of late Saturday and early Sunday April 20-21 and five additional counts of criminal mischief and more traffic violations related to alleged events of Sunday, May 5.

Police said Hoffman “purposely ran over… 47 traffic signs belonging to PennDOT, Elk Township, and Pine Grove Township” between 11 p.m. April 20 and 8 a.m. April 21.

The signs were located at Route 59 and Keenan Street in Mead Township, Cobham Park and Scandia roads in Glade Township, Roper Hollow and Scandia Road, and Roper Hollow and Cornplanter Road in Elk Township, Akeley and Cable Hollow roads, Liberty Street, and along Conewango Street in Pine Grove Township.

He is accused of “purposely backing his vehicle into a building that housed restrooms at Chapman State Park” and “running over traffic signs on Chapman Dam Road and on State Route 6 in the Borough of Clarendon” between 11 and 11:30 p.m. May 5.

Hoffman was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer and taken to Warren County Jail after failing to post $5,000 bond for the April charges and $1,500 on the May charges.