A Streetsboro woman who struck and injured two Kent State University students with a car in downtown Kent in January 2012, then fled the scene before police could stop her was sentenced to 10 days in the Portage County jail on Monday.
Danyelle N. Hall, 30, of 2633 Deer St., also was sentenced by Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow to three years probation, along with random drug and alcohol testing and treatment if necessary. Her driver's license was suspended for one year, with privileges for work, school, child care and necessities after six months. Enlow also ordered her to keep a full-time job or be a full-time student throughout her probation.
Hall told Enlow she remembers "everything that happened" on the night of the incident up until she struck Cassandra Norrid and Abby Allen on South Water Street near the 157 Lounge at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2012. Norrid was taken to Akron City Hospital with a broken leg, while Allen had only minor injuries.
Hall then fled the scene, and was only caught after one of the passengers in her vehicle reported her, according to Kent police. She was charged and later pleaded guilty to failure to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony.
Hall said she was "in a state of shock and panic" and didn't remember the aftermath of the collision.
"The only thing on my mind was my daughter," she told Enlow, adding "I would take it back if I could."
Norrid's mother, Pamela, who represented her daughter at the at the hearing, asked Enlow for "justice for my daughter," whom she said suffered a "permanent disability." Norrid did not attend the hearing because she had a job interview on Monday, Pamela Norrid said.
"People who hit animals seem to have more remorse than Miss Hall," she said.
Insurance covered restitution for Norrid's hospital bills, and Enlow ruled against the state's request to order Hall to pay additional restitution, according to court records.
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