The jury found the defendant not guilty.
The judge found the defendant overwhelmingly guilty.
During a jury and bench trial on Monday before Judge Maureen Skerda at the Warren County Courthouse, Sean O. Galloway of 110 N. Main St., Russell, was found not guilty by a jury on counts of DUI: general impairment - incapable of safe driving - refusal - second offense; and terroristic threats.
Skerda ruled Galloway guilty of DUI: general impairment - incapable of safe driving - second offense; DUI: general impairment - incapable of safe driving with accident - second offense; two counts of accident with damage to attended vehicle or property; two counts of duty to give information and render aid; reckless driving; immediate notice of accident to police department; careless driving; driving upon sidewalk; and driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Skerda ruled Galloway not guilty of DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16 or higher) - first offense.
According to District Attorney Ross McKeirnan, judges rule on summary offenses and ungraded misdemeanors. Juries determine the graded misdemeanors and felonies.
The DUI refusal and the terroristic threats were both misdemeanors of the first degree.
The other three DUI charges were ungraded misdemeanors and all of the other charges were summary offenses.
A charge of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree, was withdrawn prior to the start of the trial.
Assistant Public Defender Alan Conn represented Galloway.
McKeirnan prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, Galloway was involved in a three-car crash on Nov. 6, 2008, in which his vehicle crashed into a van, forcing it to strike an SUV. The court documents said Galloway pulled his vehicle into a parking lot and fled the scene on foot.