Deaver Pleads Guilty To Reckless Endangering

Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock
Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock

Dylan Deaver of Buffalo plead guilty Friday, June 1st, to three counts of reckless endangering and one count of Driving Under the Influence of inhalants.

According to a media release from Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Ken DeCock, the charges were filed after an investigation of a vehicle crash that occurred on April 27th of this year.

At the Change of Plea Hearing, Deaver informed the court that he had “huffed” compressed air while he was driving, but does not recall anything after that.

DeCock informed the Court that while driving southbound on Klondike Drive, Deaver crossed into the northbound lane of traffic forcing two vehicles to take evasive action in order to avoid head-on
collisions. Deaver then veered to the right striking an occupied vehicle that was parked near the Clear Creek walking path.

The occupant of the parked vehicle was transported to the Johnson County Healthcare Center where she was treated for minor injuries and released. Deaver was trapped in his vehicle and the fire
department was called to extricate him from the vehicle.

Deaver was on probation for Use of a Controlled Substance at the time of the incident.

Circuit Court Judge John Sampson sentenced Deaver to 80 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation, followed by 180 days in jail on the Driving Under the Influence charge, the maximum sentence allowed by law. Deaver also received the maximum sentence of 1 year in jail on each of the three reckless endangering charges, to be served consecutively. The jail sentences for the reckless endangering charges were suspended in favor of three years of probation to be supervised by the Department of Probation and Parole.

Deaver’s probation is to begin upon his release from jail. Judge Sampson stated that after Deaver has served at least 170
days of his 260-day jail sentence, the Court would consider reducing Deaver’s sentence, but only if Deaver applied for and was accepted into an in-patient treatment program.

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