Posted on 11/5/2019

Defendant: Dashawn L’amar Finroy

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had alcohol in his system when he struck a man riding a bicycle with reflectors and activated head and tail lights from the rear, failed to stop, continued driving and eventually drove on the wrong side of the road where he struck a Jeep Liberty driven by a woman, pushing the Jeep into a GMC Envoy being driven by another woman.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Dashawn L’amar Finroy, age 25, in connection to the September 27, 2019 evening crash that killed cyclist Peter Paul Brown, Jr., age 53.  Finroy has been indicted for one count Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (F-1), one count Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (F-2), one count Failure to Stop After an Accident (F-3), two counts Failure to Stop After an Accident (M-1), and two counts Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them-OVI (M-1), for a total of seven counts.  Shortly after 11 pm, Paul Brown was cycling eastbound on W. Broad Street west of Broadlawn Avenue in the lane closest to the curb, when he was stuck from behind by Finroy driving a Dodge Charger.  The victim was thrown from his bicycle, Finroy continued driving away, turning south on Wilson Road and east on Fremont Street, where he drove on the wrong side of the road and struck Jeep driven by Gwendolyn Schneider, pushing it into a GMC Envoy driven by Krystal Queener.  Finroy continued driving until his vehicle stopped on Derrer Road where Finroy then fled on foot.  He was apprehended shortly thereafter.  “The indictment alleges in the OVI count that the defendant’s blood alcohol level content was .241 at the time of the crashes,” O’Brien stated.  Cyclist Brown was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.  Finroy is scheduled to be arraigned November 20th , 2019 at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.