Friday, September 28, 2018


On September 27, 2018 at approximately 3:00 PM, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible impaired driver on US Rt. 127 in southern Darke County. Two separate callers described a white pick-up truck driving all over the road and down into the ditch. They also described near crashes involving the suspect truck. Darke County deputies were dispatched to the direction the truck was traveling based on the information the 911 callers were giving. Two Darke County deputies in a single marked cruiser posted themselves in the median of US Rt. 127 north of Sebring Warner Road in preparation to stop the pick-up truck as it approached them traveling northbound. Deputies observed the vehicle driving erratically. The pick-up truck drove off the left side of the roadway traveling north on US Rt. 127 and struck the front of the Sheriff’s cruiser sitting in the median. The pick-up truck continued north on US Rt. 127 eventually coming to a stop because of the disabling damage to the vehicle. Airbags were deployed on both vehicles and the cruiser sustained heavy damage. Both deputies were able to get out of the vehicle and pursued the pick-up truck on foot to secure the driver until other deputies arrived. Two of the original 911 callers stopped to assist the deputies.

Greenville Township Fire and Rescue units responded to the scene. The Ohio Highway State Patrol also responded and conducted the crash investigation. The two deputies were transported to Wayne Healthcare by EMS and were treated and released with minor injuries. The driver of the pick-up truck was transported to Wayne Healthcare by EMS and his status is unknown at the time of this release.

This case remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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