Man Arrested Following A Hit And Skip With An Amish Buggy

  • 4/21/2017 10:49:41 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - Ashland County Sheriff Deputy Hall said, in an interview Friday, “We received a tip today that someone had heard through the third person that the vehicle was seen in Cinnamon Lake shortly after the accident with what appeared to be fresh damage.” 

Hall continued by saying, “The caller also relayed a suspect name to deputies, and after a BMV check we responded to that address and located the vehicle.”

The suspect, Daniel Shankel, 24, of West Salem, admitted to investigators he was the person who hit the Amish Buggy. Shankel was arrested and taken to the Ashland county jail on misdemeanor charges of Assured Clear Distance Ahead (ACDA) and “Leaving The Scene Of An Accident.”

In Ohio, leaving the scene of an accident or failure to stop after an accident (called a “hit skip”) is a criminal offense. A hit and run in Ohio is usually a first-degree misdemeanor, which is the most serious misdemeanor charge. Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 180 days in jail.

Penalties for Misdemeanors in Ohio

Misdemeanor Degree 

1st (M1) Jail Time (Max) 180 days with fines Up to $1,000

2nd (M2) Jail Time 90 days with fines Up to $750

3rd (M3) Jail Time 60 days with fines Up to $500

4th (M4) Jail Time 30 days with fines Up to$250

Deputy Hall said, “He was very grateful for all the tips that lead to this person arrest,” and he was extremely pleased with the public response which was vital in resolving this case.

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