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Deputies: Phelps driver left scene of crash, later charged with DWI

Deputies say a 32-year-old was taken into custody after a single-car property damage crash in the area of Trimble Rd. and State Rt. 488 in Phelps.

Brian Joseph, 32, of Phelps is said to have been traveling north when it struck two street signs before coming to rest off the right shoulder of the road.


Joseph was located at his residence a short time after the accident. Upon further investigation, deputies arrested him for driving while intoxicated.

He was transported for a chemical test, which showed a BAC over 0.08%.

Deputies say Joseph was cited for driving while intoxicated and driving with a BAC over 0.08%, as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

The charges will be answered in local court at a later date.



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