Officials: 18-Year-Old Killed in Accident With Accused Drunk Driver

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HUDSON, Ohio--An 18-year-old man is dead after an accident involving an alleged drunk driver, according to the communications manager with the City of Hudson.

Philip Wiese (Photo from City of Hudson)

Philip Wiese (Photo from City of Hudson)

Jody Roberts told FOX 8 that Philip Wiese, 47, was driving an SUV eastbound on SR 303 in Hudson on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m.

He reportedly made a left turn onto St. Regis in front of someone on a motorcycle. That person, Scott Graber, 18, hit the side of Wiese's vehicle. He was wearing a helmet.

Officials said Wiese stopped at the scene and called 911.

Graber was taken to Akron City Hospital. He died from his injuries on Sunday.

Officials said Wiese did poorly on a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer; he was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide.

Wiese appeared via video arraignment on Monday; bond was set at $50,000.

His next court date is set for Oct. 21.

5 comments

  • love_life

    Such a horrible accident that could have been prevented. When will these people understand that if you drive drunk, you will eventually kill somebody. Now, a family lost an amazing son, brother, friend and will never be the same. Scott’s mother, Ginger, has done so much for our community. Words can never express how deeply sorry we are for her and her entire family. May Scott rest in peace.

  • Heidi Coburn

    My heart is breaking for Scott and his family. Although, I only know the family indirectly through the community and shared interests, I just am so shocked and saddened by this tragic, avoidable event. Don’t drive drunk, ever!

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