Man charged with vehicular assault after Jan. crash


A Lewis Center man was indicted Friday by a Delaware County Grand Jury and charged with eight counts, including aggravated vehicular assault and OVI.

Mark H. Holbrook, 46, was charged with four counts of aggravated vehicular assault, two second degree felonies and two third-degree felonies; two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fourth-degree felonies; one count of stopping after accident on public roads or highways, a fifth-degree felony and one count of driving under OVI suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor.

An arraignment for Holbrook has not yet been set in Delaware County Common Pleas Court. Judge David Gormley will preside over the hearing.

Prosecutors reported Friday that the charges stem from a Jan. 23, 2017 crash in the area of U.S. 23 and Meadow Park Avenue.

“On scene, law enforcement observed a white 2005 Nissan Maxima SL with heavy front end damage and deployed air bags,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Two of the three people in the car, a mother and child, had sustained serious injuries and were transported for medical care.”

Prosecutors said Friday that witness on the scene of crash reported that a gray van had fled the scene after the crash.

“Law enforcement located the 2008 Chevrolet van, and its driver, Mark Holbrook, a short time later at his residence,” O’Brien said.

Prosecutors report that Holbrook has four previous OVI convictions.

A warrant has been issued for Holbrook’s arrest, according to court documents.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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