8th time’s a charm? Crash on Warm Spring Road sees Waynesboro man charged with driving without a license for 8th time

20 February 2024- A Waynesboro man who reportedly fled the scene of a crash on Warm Spring Road over the weekend is looking at a series of charges from Pennsylvania State Police. Jose J Peralta is charged with misdemeanor accident involving damage, misdemeanor driving with operator’s privilege suspended or revoked, citation duties at a stop sign, citation failure to stop and give information, and citation failure to notify police after a crash. Peralta is free on an unsecured bail of $2,500.

Troopers were initially dispatched to a crash at the intersection of Warm Spring Road and Social Island Road in Hamilton Township on February 18th. When they arrived, police were able to speak to the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash. However, a canvass of the area yielded a vehicle with damage to it belonging to Jose Peralta parked at a residence on Edgewood Avenue.

Speaking to the person who stayed on scene, Troopers learned that she was traveling north on Warm Spring Road when a red car pulled out in front of her. That action caused a crash and heavy front end damage to the victim’s vehicle. Getting out of her car, the victim spoke to the man who reportedly caused the crash. That man, now identified as Jose Peralta, allegedly told her he had no insurance or a license but would give her money if she didn’t call police. It was at this point the victim called the police and Peralta fled the scene.

Peralta was taken into custody after the incident and was interviewed by PSP after. Peralta allegedly admitted to being in the crash and pulling out in front of the vehicle. Additionally, Troopers say Peralta admitted to not having a license.

Court filings against Peralta show that he has 7 prior driving while suspended convictions in Pennsylvania, making this latest one his eighth if convicted.

Peralta is free on an unsecured bail.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39302-CR-0000063-2024, Incident No.: PA 2024-218487