Members of the Denison Volunteer Fire Department were called out at about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning to search for a missing person after a car was found in a ditch along Boyer Valley Road in Denison.
At about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Ryan Matthew Halsey, 42, of Buck Grove, was driving his car south in the 400 block of Boyer Valley Road. He lost control of his vehicle, which went airborne, entered the west ditch and came to rest on its top, according to the Denison Police Department accident report.
When the vehicle was discovered Wednesday morning, no one was in it. The firefighters were searching for the driver when they were informed he had been found.
According to the accident report, on Tuesday night, Halsey was able to escape from his car, make it to his place of employment and get a ride to his residence in Buck Grove.
Later on Wednesday morning, Halsey was transported from his residence by Crawford County Ambulance to Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison where he was treated for injuries and released.
In connection with the accident, Halsey was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of financial liability.
For actions alleged after the accident, Halsey was arrested at 12:48 p.m. on Wednesday for leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a controlled substance (meth) 3rd and subsequent offense. According to the criminal complaint filed in district court, the amount of meth was 0.7 grams.
Halsey’s silver 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix received $3,000 damage and was considered totaled.