The trial of a man accused of hitting a police officer as he drove the wrong way on the interstate was delayed Monday for a month.
Damien Toliver, 27, was scheduled for trial on four charges of serious injury, which stem from the Aug. 26 wrecks Columbus police say occurred on Interstate 185 at the Buena Vista Road and Macon Road intersections.
Assistant District Attorney Lew Barrow said defense attorney Leah Madden has a leave of absence with the court starting Wednesday. The attorneys dealt with motions Monday morning and hadn't begun picking a jury by noon, Barrow said.
"We'll be first up, hopefully, in a month," the prosecutor added.
Authorities claim Toliver struck Columbus Police Officer Christopher Anderson as he drove north in the southbound lane. Also charged with driving under the influence, Toliver kept going after striking Anderson and hit another car, police said. The passenger of that vehicle was in a coma for four days.
Toliver is out on bond.