SODUS — A Newark resident is facing multiple charges after he allegedly drove into a group of people Saturday night.
Willie Dan Nash Jr., 21, was charged by the Wayne County sheriff’s office with two counts of second-degree assault, a Class D felony, along with one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of a personal-injury motor-vehicle accident, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
According to a press release issued by Det. Sgt. Roger LaClair, the sheriff’s office, Sodus Police Department and state police responded to West Main Street after receiving a report about several people having been hit by a car before it crashed into a building.
Police said Nash surrendered to authorities more than three hours after the incident. Police said it may have started after someone allegedly threw a bottle of alcohol at Nash’s vehicle. Authorities said Nash responded by driving his vehicle in a reckless manner, allegedly causing the incident.
Four people were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Police said a 15-year-old female suffered a broken hip; a 29-year-old female suffered a broken shin; and a 15-year-old female suffered a sprained wrist. A 1-year-old female also was taken to the hospital, but was uninjured and released.
Nash was taken to the Wayne County Jail for centralized arraignment.