Bradford man crashes into house


GREENVILLE TWP. — A Bradford man is being held in Darke County jail after crashing his SUV into a residence then attempting to flee from law enforcement Wednesday night.

Darke County deputies, along with Greenville Township Rescue and Greenville Township Fire, were dispatched June 15 at 9:31 p.m. to 6972 Jaysville-St. Johns Road on a report of a motor vehicle crashed into a residence.

Daniel Lee Stetson Jr., 35, of Bradford, driving a black 2004 Kia Sorento, had gone off the left side of the roadway into a ditch. He then overcorrected, traveling back across the roadway and off the right side, through a ditch and a yard, before striking the residence, where the vehicle came to a rest on the front porch.

Stetson fled the scene on foot, but responding officers located him upon arrival.

Stetson was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle impaired and resisting arrest, after he became combative while performing his standardized field sobriety test. Stetson was transported to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Jail.

Stetson was treated and released at the scene by Greenville Township Rescue with no injuries.

The two adults and one infant in the residence at the time of the accident were not injured.

Staff report

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