Bonneau Sentenced for Friendly Inn Ruckus, Police Chase

COUDERSPORT – A Roulette man who caused damage at the Friendly Inn in Roulette and then led police on a high speed chase before slamming into an Austin police car, has been sentenced in Potter County Court.

Kyle Bonneau, 21, of Roulette, was sentenced on April 20 for numerous crimes.

On June 12, 2010 State Police responded to the Friendly Inn, Roulette Township, after Bonneau caused significant property damage after being ‘shut off’. Upon arrival State Police spoke with the victim and observed damage to the property due to the defendant throwing bar stools around the bar area.

Later that day, Austin Police attempted to pull Bonneau over, after he was observed crashing into a soda-pop vending machine and hitting two windows at Long’s Game Room on Main Street in Austin. Bonneau refused to stop his vehicle for police, instead continuing south on Route 155, at which point State Police provided assistance in stopping Bonneau’s vehicle.

Police said Bonneau eventually lost control of his pickup truck and spun around facing an Austin Police car, at which point he accelerated full speed and slammed into the police car.

Police were then able to take Bonneau into custody. Police said at the time he was observed to be intoxicated, but refused a blood test after being transported to CCMH.

On April 20, 2011 Bonneau was sentenced to 270 days to 23 1/2 months in jail for fleeing/attempting to elude police. That sentence is concurrent with the following sentences:

DUI: Incarceration for a period of 3 days to 6 months, a fine of $500.00 and a 12 month license suspension. Simple Assault: Incarceration for a period of 270 days to 23 ½ months and a fine of $300.00. Recklessly Endangering Another Person: Incarceration for 270 days to 23 ½ months and a fine of $300.00. Criminal Mischief: A fine of $25.00. Reckless Driving: A fine of $25.00. Careless Driving: A fine of $25.00. Duties at a Stop Sign (two counts): Fine$25.00 fine for each count. Disregard Traffic Lane: A fine of $25.00. Restitution in the amount of $1200.00.

For the incident at the Friendly Inn, Bonneau was sentenced (concurrent with above sentences) to:

Simple Assault: Incarceration for a period of 1 to 6 months, a fine of $300.00 and 25 hours of community service. Criminal Mischief: 6 months probation and a fine of $200.00. Disorderly Conduct: A fine of $25.00. Restitution in the amount of $1406.52.

The case was prosecuted by Potter County District Attorney Andy J. Watson. Bonneau was represented by Dan Glassmire, Esq.


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