Lebanon police use canine to track man, charge him with DWI after crash
September 12. 2017 11:22AM
LEBANON - Police responding to a crash on Farman Avenue Sunday night used a K9 to track down the driver before charging him with DWI, second offense and conduct after an accident.
According to a release, police first were called to a Beechwood Lane residence about 8:20 p.m., where they were told Jeffrey Giaimo, 39, of West Lebanon had tried to get in before driving away in a blue Volkswagen Jetta.
While investigating, a crash was reported in a Farman Avenue backyard, police said. It was reported that the driver had tried to push the car back onto the road before running away, police said. Officer Jeremy Perkins and K9 Max tracked the driver to Valley Garden Apartments, where police said Giaimo was found hiding under a blanket near a tree line.
Giami allegedly refused to comply with commands and was apprehended by K9 Max before being arrested and provided medical treatment.
Giaimo refused bail and was taken to the Grafton County jail. He was arraigned in Lebanon circuit court Monday, where he pleaded not guilty to the two Class A misdemeanors and was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.