23-year-old man banned for life from driving after crashing into police officer
MEDINA, Ohio — An Ohio man received four years in prison and a lifetime ban on driving for a crash that left an Ohio police officer with a brain injury.
The crash happened last year when investigators say Dalton Phillips, 23, hit the officer’s car head-on and then left the scene.
Investigators say Phillips’ truck went off the road at a curve and he over-corrected, striking Officer Jack Justice’s car.
Justice, 43, a 15-year veteran of the North Olmsted Police Department, was on a ventilator for 25 days and suffered a severe brain injury.
Phillips pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop. He ran from the scene after the crash but was arrested a short time later and taken to the hospital.