GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer Jacob Daymon's attorney has applied in Xenia Municipal Court for driving privileges for his client whose license was suspended Monday.
The court tells 2 NEWS Investigates it will be at least a day before Judge Michael Murry rules. On Monday, Trooper Daymon went before Judge Murry on a misdemeanor charge of assured clear distance. The judge called Daymon's actions "reckless" the night he crashed his cruiser into the back of the motorcycle belonging to Corey and Amy Waldman. Judge Murry suspended Daymon's license for six months, but Daymon's attorney Jay Adams was confident he could get the judge to grant his client driving privileges for work reasons.
Meanwhile, 2 NEWS Investigates obtained a copy of the complete 83-page crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. OSHP said the reconstruction portion, 15 pages in this case, is always the last piece to be added. It includes a lot of details and calculations including this analysis of the dash cam video 2 NEWS was the first to show you. The report reads, "There were three overhead lamps posted for eastbound and westbound traffic west of the merge for Old Route 35 traffic. When the patrol car enters this illuminated area of the roadway, the taillight of the motorcycle becomes visible (46.63 seconds prior to impact)."
As we have reported before, Daymon was driving 81 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone on U.S. 35 when he hit the couple on the motorcycle August 17. He was back in a patrol last week prior to his sentencing, but the state says now he is back on administrative duties.
Daymon still faces an internal review process which Lt. Anne Ralston of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says is at the District Headquarters at this point. Then a review by the "Patrol Car Crash Review Committee" will be necessary. That might occur in November since the committee has meeting dates during that month. The trooper could be disciplined as a result of that review.
The reconstruction conclusion includes what we have reported previously that Trooper Daymon was using his mobile computer terminal near the time of the crash.
The Waldmans say they have not been able to work since the crash because of their injuries. The credit their helmets for saving their lives. Corey Waldman told 2 NEWS Investigates after the sentencing he and his wife chose not to attend. He said he doesn't have an opinion about Trooper Daymon apologizing to them in court.
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