XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) - Corey Waldman had just gotten his cast off and was getting used to a brace around his wrist when 2 NEWS Investigates asked him about the misdemeanor charge filed against Trooper Jacob Daymon who hit him and his wife while they were riding their motorcycle.
On Friday the couple had answered questions posed by a Greene County grand jury which was considering charges against Trooper Jacob Daymon.
Dash cam video shows Trooper Daymon not appearing to slow down before rear-ending the couple August 17 on U.S. 35.
The crash report indicates Trooper Damon was traveling 81 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour stretch of highway and he was using his in-car computer. Still, the grand jury chose not to indict him on a felony charge.
Instead, Daymon was charged with a misdemeanor, failure to maintain assured clear distance. He pleaded no contest to the charge Monday morning.
Corey Waldman wonders if he or anyone else would have been treated differently. "Was there special treatment or what? I have no idea. I couldn't see that's all that would happen to me, if I did that to somebody. He almost killed us. If we weren't smart enough to wear helmets, we would be dead that night. And all he got was a ticket? I don't get it," questioned Waldman.
Trooper Daymon is expected in court October 28 to hear what the judge decides is the proper punishment. It could be simply a fine.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol told 2 NEWS Investigates the crash investigation will go through an internal review process which includes a review by the "Patrol Car Crash Review Committee". The trooper could be disciplined as a result of that review.
The night after the incident Waldman and wife Amy told 2 NEWS they forgave the trooper. Now, nine weeks later, they don't know how to feel about him.
"I assumed there was some sort of an accident and somebody would come and apologize and rectify the situation, but nobody did anything from the department or anything," Waldman told 2 NEWS Investigates.
Friends, relatives, and even strangers have reached out to the couple. A benefit was held Saturday to help the Waldmans with their bills, not so much medical expenses, but utility bills and everyday costs since they aren't working right now.
"It was wonderful. It was heart-warming. Everywhere we turned there was another friend or another person who wanted to meet us and be our friend," Waldman expressed.
If you want to help the Waldmans, friends and relatives suggest you make donations through the website fundrazr.com. Just plug in the couple's name.
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