Thursday, May 8, 2008

Former cop gets 10 days for hit-skip crash with bicycle

Its always a good day when a cop gets locked up!
From the Bucryus Forum Telegraph

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Columbus police officer is spending 10 days behind bars for a hit-and-run crash that left a teenage bicycle rider unconscious.

Forty-four-year-old Lisa Smith was sentenced and went off to jail Tuesday, but first she faced the boy and his mother in court.

Janet Corkadel said the accident in suburban Grove City Nov. 3 almost took away her 13-year-old son, Justin Richie. Corkadel called Smith a disgrace.

Smith did not respond or apologize. Afterward, Justin said that made him mad and said he was “ecstatic” that she went to jail.

In March, the former officer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge and was found guilty in the crash, which occurred while Smith was off duty.

She was fired from the police force April 28.