Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a Trenton man Saturday on several charges after he allegedly fled from the scene of an accident.
Cox says Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter came upon a vehicle with its flashers on stopped in the driving lane of U. S. Highway 65 near the north Chillicothe city limits around 1:24 Saturday morning. Leadbetter learned that the driver witnessed a pickup strike a street light and crash off the road before a male exited the truck and ran from the scene.
The Chillicothe Police Department arrived on scene before another vehicle pulled up. Cox reports the female driver started looking for the man who allegedly had been driving, crashed, and fled on foot. The woman was repeatedly uncooperative, was upset that law enforcement might arrest the driver of the crashed vehicle, and grabbed the flashlight a deputy held. The deputy pushed the woman’s hands off the flashlight, and a police officer got the person to leave.
Cox notes the deputy searched over the hill and found the male suspect lying in the grass with his billfold, phone, and other items neatly stacked beside him. Cox says the suspect was given a sternum rub, and he finally responded to the deputy.
The Chillicothe Police then arrested 33-year-old Dustin Holzclaw for alleged driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Emergency medical services assisted at the scene of the incident.