On Sept. 12, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling Highway 60 in Bridgeport Township when he observed a vehicle make an abrupt turn off Highway 60 onto Vet Lane, striking an object that was later identified as a Waste Management garbage container. The speed of the vehicle significantly increased after turning. The deputy pursued the vehicle to the end of Vet Lane, where the driver exited the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot. After a foot pursuit, the driver was taken into custody and identified as Damien J. Prew, 26, Wauzeka.
Possible charges of operating a motor vehicle after revocation, no interlock ignition device, hit and run property adjacent to highway, failure to maintain control and reckless driving are being referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
Prew is currently held at the Crawford County Jail on a probation violation.