Woman sentenced to 6-8 years for hit and run crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A woman was sentenced to 6-8 years in prison after being convicted for leaving the scene of a hit and run crash in 2015.

She was also ordered to two years post-release supervision.

In February 2015, while Stephanie Jones, 29, of Albany, was trying to flee the scene after rear-ending a vehicle on Delaware Avenue, she lost control of her car. After losing control, police say knocked down a street light, hit a pedestrian, and crashed into a parked car in the parking lot of a business at the corner of Delaware and Whitehall.

The pedestrian that was hit by Jones received a broken leg.

Shortly after the crash, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office says a fight ensued with people from the car she previously struck.

Jones fled the scene on foot after the incident without reporting it.

She was arrested in October 2015 by Albany City Police after DNA swabs from the driver’s side airbag of the vehicle, witness testimony, and video evidence showed Jones to be the driver of the vehicle.

Jones was found guilty in April to one count of 2nd degree assault, one count of leaving the scene of a serious physical injury crash without reporting.

 

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