Penn Yan man allegedly hits deputy with truck after Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC

Joshua Freeland Joshua Freeland

July 17, 2019 07:21 PM

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly hit a deputy with his truck while leaving a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC. 

According to deputies, on July 13, Joshua Freeland, of Penn Yan, refused to listen to deputies who were controlling traffic at the parking lot main entrance, and attempted to turn in the opposite direction of which he was being directed. 


Freeland was being advised to turn westbound on County Road 18, deputies say, but instead accelerated eastbound, nearly hitting one deputy and striking another with the rear driver's side of his truck.

Soon after, Freeland was forced to stop his truck due to heavy traffic. At that point, he allegedly got out of the vehicle and threatened deputies as he got closer to them.

A physical altercation ensued as Freeland was being taken into custody, according to deputies. 

Freeland is charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest and failure to comply. He was arraigned the following morning where he was released with no bail set. He is expected back in Canandaigua Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.  

The deputy was treated for a minor injury and released from the hospital. 


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