18 months for driver who hit, seriously hurt deputy

18 months for driver who hit, seriously hurt deputy
Daniel Reynolds faces Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Jody Luebbers Friday. (Photo: FOX19 NOW)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The driver who hit, dragged and seriously hurt a Hamilton County deputy sheriff last year was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison.

Daniel Reynolds, 35, pleaded no contest Jan. 3 to felony failure to stop after an accident, court records show.

The Fairfield man struck Deputy Curtis Taylor with his car in a construction zone in Springfield Township in last October.

The deputy was working an off-duty traffic detail and wearing his reflective vest on Hamilton Avenue.

The road was being repaved and was down to one lane.

Reynolds left the scene but was apprehended early the next morning following a tip.

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At the time of the crash, he had not held a valid driver’s license in more than four years, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Taylor, a 21-year veteran with the sheriff’s office, was initially listed in critical condition and still has a long road to recovery.

A Go Fund Me account raised $7,900 toward a $8,000 goal for him.

Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff Curtis Taylor (Go Fund Me)
Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff Curtis Taylor (Go Fund Me)

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