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Man Sentenced To Prison For 2011 Auto Crash



Gregory DeWulf, 50, rural Wauseon, was sentenced to 19 months in prison and was ordered to pay $134,980 in restitution in connection with a June 24, 2011, car crash.

A press release from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said DeWulf was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Thursday, May 31, on two charges: aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop after an accident.

The Crash

DeWulf was identified as the driver of a mini-pickup truck traveling south on St. Rt. 108 about 11:58 pm, June 24, 2011.

The truck crossed the centerline just south of the Ohio Turnpike interchange and collided head-on with a car driven by then-23-year-old Ashley M. Buehrer, rural Wauseon.

The press release states DeWulf was operating the pickup while under the infl uence of alcohol.

DeWulf fled the crash scene. Buehrer was flown by helicopter ambulance to the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where she was hospitalized for three days.

Fulton County Sheriff Deputies contacted DeWulf the following day and transported him to the Fulton County Health Center for injuries he sustained in the wreck. There, he was interviewed by Ohio State Highway

Patrol troopers, who issued him a citation for failure to drive in marked lanes.

The Fulton County Grand Jury indicted DeWulf on July 18, 2011.

Trial

A two-day jury trial was held in March. After about three hours of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women returned guilty verdicts on both charges on March 28.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

After the indictment, DeWulf was freed on his own recognizance. His bond was continued after the trial.

In addition to the prison term and order of restitution, DeWulf’s driver license was suspended for two years, and six points were assessed against his license.

Haselman said DeWulf is to report to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio no later than Monday, June 11, to begin serving his sentence.



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