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LO woman pleads guilty in hit and run
A 29-year-old Lake Oswego woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges from an August hit-and-run crash that injured a 20-year-old bicyclist on Southwest Barbur Boulevard.
Miriam Ann Clinton pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to one count each of third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and failure to perform the duties of a driver, KOIN 6 News reported. As part of a plea deal, she is expected to be sentenced to 40 months in prison, with the possibility that some of that time would be reduced if she undergoes rehabilitation and drug and alcohol treatment. However, if a judge chooses to ignore the plea deal during sentencing, she could face up to 21 years in prison.
The charges were the result of a hit-and-run crash at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 16 in which bicycle rider Henry Schmidt, 20, was knocked to the side of the road on Southwest Barbur Boulevard near the Capitol Highway ramp. Schmidt suffered severe injuries in the crash, but they were not life-threatening.
He is making a slow recovery, Schmidts attorney told the judge Friday. Meanwhile, the judge ordered that the restitution proceedings be held off for another year due to a civil case that is pending from Schmidts family against Clinton.
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