State: Driver who hit, critically hurt deputy hasn’t held valid license in years

State: Driver who hit, critically hurt deputy hasn’t held valid license in years
Daniel Reynolds of Fairfield is accused of critically hurting a Hamilton County deputy sheriff during a hit-skip accident last week. (Photo: Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The motorist charged with critically hurting a Hamilton County deputy in a hit-skip accident last week hasn’t held a valid license in more than four years, state records released Wednesday show.

Daniel Reynolds’ license has been suspended since July 2, 2014, said Lindsey Bohrer, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

The 34-year-old Fairfield man has lost his driving privileges several times over the years for a number of violations such as not paying child support, failing to have driving insurance and even one for drugs, she said.

Reynolds is accused of striking Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff Curtis Taylor with his car in Springfield Township.

At the time, Taylor was working off duty at a traffic detail and wearing his reflective vest on Hamilton Avenue. The road was being repaved and traffic was down to one lane.

Sheriff’s officials said Reynolds left the scene, but they apprehended him early Friday morning after receiving a tip.

He is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center in lieu of $1 million bond. Reynolds was charged with failing to stop after an accident, and was indicted Thursday.

Meanwhile, the deputy continues to recover at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He initially was listed in critical condition Friday but he was upgraded Monday to stable and moved out of ICU, a sheriff’s spokesman has said.

Taylor, a 21-year veteran with the sheriff’s office, is expected to be off work indefinitely.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up the deputy and his family pay medical bills and other costs associated with the accident.

So far, the account has raised $6,650 toward a $7,000 goal.

Hamilton County deputy sheriff Curtis Taylor smiles from his hospital bed at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. (Photo: Support the Blue in Cincy Facebook page)
Hamilton County deputy sheriff Curtis Taylor smiles from his hospital bed at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. (Photo: Support the Blue in Cincy Facebook page)

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