Canfield attorney accused of OVI, hit and run

Staff report


A Canfield attorney stands accused of leaving the scene of an accident after the car he was driving struck a car with two teenagers in it Wednesday night.

Damian Billak, 47, of Saint Albans Drive faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to stop after an accident and improper turn at an intersection.

The victim told his father Billak hit his car at the intersection of Burgett Drive and South Raccoon Road and drove away, according to an incident report.

As the teen followed Billak, the lawyer is accused of putting his car into reverse, backing into the teen and trying to leave again.

The teen cornered Billak on Alvacardo Drive where Mahoning County deputy sheriffs responded to calls of a fight.

Deputies reported a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Billak.

He told deputies he left a function at the Upstairs Restaurant and Lounge in Austintown and refused to take a breath-analysis test.

Billak entered a plea of not guilty to all charges Friday in Mahoning County Area Court.

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