Hudson -- A 47-year-old Hudson man was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide Oct. 13 after police say the SUV he was driving Oct. 12 collided with a motorcycle driven by an 18-year-old man.
According to police, Philip Wiese, 47, was eastbound on state Route 303 in a full-size SUV shortly after 11:30 p.m. when he attempted to make a left turn onto St. Regis Boulevard.
The SUV collided with a westbound motorcycle driven by Scott Graber, of Ravenna Street, according to police.
Police said Mr. Graber, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the 1999 Suzuki motorcycle. Mr. Graber, a 2013 Hudson High School graduate, was transported to Akron City Hospital where he died Oct. 13.
No injury was reported for Wiese, who refused treatment from EMS according to the police report.
Wiese allegedly "smelled of an alcoholic beverage and performed poorly on the field sobriety tests," according to police.
He was originally charged with OVI and aggravated vehicular assault Oct. 12.
Wiese was unable to successfully perform the field sobriety tests and refused a blood alcohol content check, according to police.
Wiese told police he "began a left turn which I did not complete due to a sudden impact to my car," according to the police report. Wiese also told police he "heard a crash and felt his car jolt off center."
Mr. Graber's mom, Ginger, is a full-time firefighter with the Hudson Fire Department. His dad, Jeff, is a part-time lieutenant with the fire department.
"City staff and officials are deeply saddened by Scott's passing and we send our condolences to Ginger, Jeff and their family during this difficult time," Hudson Communications Manager Jody Roberts said in an Oct. 14 statement.
Superintendent Phil Herman spoke for the entire district Oct. 14.
"Our hearts are with the Graber family," Herman said.
Wiese appeared via video arraignment on Monday; bond was set at $50,000.
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His next court date is set for Oct. 21.