Driver charged with DUI after shearing off utility pole in Norwalk

Man, 21, and woman, 20, taken to hospital after 2 a.m. crash.
Cary Ashby
May 2, 2014


A reportedly intoxicated driver faces two charges in connection with shearing off the middle of a utility pole in Norwalk.

Tyler A. Wells, 21, of Sandusky, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to control. The charges are in connection with an accident just after 2 a.m. Sunday on East Seminary Street.

Wells was eastbound when he is accused of losing control of his vehicle and hit a pole on the north side of the road, according to the report by Norwalk Police Officer Paul Gardner. The officer estimated Wells was going 35 mph in the 25-mph zone.

The driver refused to submit a blood test and wasn't distracted by anything, Gardner wrote in his report.

North Central EMS transported Wells and one of his passengers, Amanda Palmer, 20, of 35 Abbott St., Wakeman, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Police reported both occupants had non-incapacitating injuries.

Norwalk firefighters responded to the scene at 2:12 a.m. Firefighters said the car hit the pole and sheared it off in the middle. The crew provided basic life support and established a safe area until Ohio Edison arrived. Firefighters were on the scene one hour and eight minutes.

Whites Automotive Service towed the 2010 Dodge Dart from the scene with disabling damage to its front.

Wells has his initial hearing Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court.



Thats right baby keep on giving them courts/ the "machine" their money. unless of course your friends with the judges son. That will be about 1600 not to include the car damage or the pole damage or an attorney have fun young man. Also be glad you didn't kill that woman or you'd have manslaughter also.

shovelhead's picture

So angry. "RUFF RUFF!......GRRRRRRrrr!"

TRACKSTAR2007's picture

HEY LOOK EVERYONE... ANOTHER ONE OF COACH GRAY'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS! So how long will it be before my comment is removed or now since its actual FACTUAL information you'll let it ride?? Pathetic Norwalk. I told you what you dont want to hear... INSIDER INFORMATION.... if you wanna know whats really going on in your town take it from somebody who played both SIDES!!!!


what does coachs name have to do with anything. Comon be aman. show ur real name, id love to know if u were one that was kicked off team:)


He already stated he was the better person...he quit! He knows how the program works. You are 100% right track star


are you two for real The basketball program has nothing to do with this young mans choices since he has left school. Problem is he didn't listen. DONT DRINK AND DRIVE. None of that has anything to do with coach