There have still been no charges filed after an Ohio State Police Trooper named Jacob M. Daymon ran over a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Corey and Amy Waldman last month, however the dash cam video has finally been released.
The accident occurred August 17 on US 35 near Xenia, Ohio. Dayton television station WDTN requested the dash cam video of the accident on August 19. Dash cam videos are considered to be public documents. The state police refused. WDTN filed suit on September 3. Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller (above) refused calling the video “evidence in a criminal investigation.” According to Haller, the video has been subpoenaed by a grand jury and he believed the the video was not a public document until the grand jury was dismissed.
Last week, an appeals court in Ohio ordered the state police to release the video and the state police complied with the order late Monday.
Both the police car and the bike were westbound on a clear, dry night. An Ohio State Police public affairs officer named Anne Ralston said after the accident that Daymon had “failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead. Exactly why and how that happened is still under investigation.” Ralston said Daymon was “pretty shaken up.”
Both the Waldmans were ejected from the bike and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Mrs. Waldman was evacuated from the scene by helicopter. The couple has since been released from Miami Valley Hospital.
Daymon, 30, is a six year veteran of the Ohio State Police and has not previously been disciplined.
You can view the dash cam video below.