Back on December 19, 2010, Raul Rios, a 23 year old man, was nearly killed when he was struck by a car as he was crossing Post Road in White Plains on his way to the Kennedy Fried Chicken at 4:00 AM that morning. The driver who struck Rios, 29 year old Christin Ewing, was driving a black Mercedes and was charged with a hit and run in the accident. Rios was in the hospital for several weeks and had surgery for head, leg and skin injuries.
Police tracked Ewing down after approximately six weeks using various resources including enhanced videotapes from local businesses and repair records from local dealers and shops to determine if similar vehicles had been brought in for repair. Mr. Ewing, a former wrestling coach in Mahopac, stated that he did not know he had struck anyone that December day.
On June 27, 2011, Ewing pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident as a felony. His plea involves a sentence of 5 years “shock probation”, which includes a six month jail term for the first six months of his sentence. Mr. Ewing will be free until September 19, 2011, the date of sentencing.
Contact the Westchester County Criminal Defense Lawyers online or toll free at 914-224-3086 if you are charged with a crime or traffic infraction for a free consultation to discuss the charges against you, and your legal rights and options.