Hawke's Bay Fish & Game regional manager Pete McIntosh has been charged with careless driving and a firearms offence, after his company-owned vehicle was found overturned late last month on Kahuranaki Rd.
Emergency services arrived at the scene about 4.30pm on Friday, April 17, to find the badly crushed silver ute and a pool of blood, but no driver.
Mr McIntosh voluntarily went to the Hastings Police Station for questioning four days after the incident.
No charges will be laid for failing to report the crash.
The vehicle, which contained firearms, was seized by police for forensic examination.
Hawke's Bay Fish & Game board members contacted by Hawke's Bay Today would not comment on the charges, while chairman Greg Duley did not return calls.