Woman who hit Tucson cyclist and fled could get probation
Abigail A. Allin will be sentenced on April 15, 2013. She is facing anywhere from seven years in jail to probation.
The driver who struck Sam Abate in May of 2011 and then fled the scene and attempted to repair her car, will be sentenced on April 15. Read more about the case here.
Abate’s father, Bill sent an email to Tucson Velo about the sentencing.
According to Abate, Abigail Allin spent a year in jail and after months of court proceedings Allin plead guilty, last month, to two felonies.
Allin plead guilty to leaving the scene after causing a crash that resulted in serious injury and tampering with evidence.
“She was initially facing 16 years in prison, but because there are no aggravating factors (drinking or drugs) she is now facing 7 years in prison or probation,” Abate wrote. “Of course we do not know if there were any aggravating factors because she left the scene and was not arrested for several days. Witnesses have stated that she was driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic and on her cell phone. She was also caught by the red-light camera at Grant and Swan for speeding through the intersection.”
Abate is inviting members of the bike community to send a letter to the sentencing judge with their sentencing recommendations.
The presiding judge is:
Arizona Superior Court in Pima County
Judge Paul E. Tang
110 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Sam Abate, left, and his father Bill.