Gregory C. DeWulf, 49, rural Wauseon, was convicted on charges of aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop after an accident by a Fulton County Common Pleas Court jury, Wednesday, March 28.
Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release that following a two-day trial, a jury of six men and six women deliberated about three hours before returning guilty verdicts.
Haselman stated in his release, “the charges allege… DeWulf caused serious physical harm to another motorist as the proximate result of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and then left the scene of the collision before police arrived.”
Charges against DeWulf alleged he was the driver of a southbound mini-pickup truck that crossed the centerline of St. Rt. 108 about 11:58 pm, Friday, June 24, 2011, and struck a northbound car head-on just south of the Ohio Turnpike interchange.
That car was driven by 23-year-Ashley M. Buehrer, rural Wauseon.
Buehrer was taken by helicopter ambulance to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, where she was hospitalized for three days.
DeWulf fled the crash scene. Fulton County sheriff deputies made contact with him the following day.
They transported him to the Fulton County Health Center, where he was interviewed by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, who issued him a citation for failure to drive in marked lanes.
He was indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on July 18, 2011.
James E. Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, deferred sentencing. Barber ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
DeWulf has been free on his own recognizance. Barber continued his bond until the sentencing date.