In a hit-and-run drunk driving accident in 2021 that wounded a newborn and two other people, a Gainesville man was sentenced to jail time and thousands of dollars in compensation, according to court records.
The 28-year-old Rigoberto Osorio-Colin pleaded guilty to numerous traffic crimes, including hit-and-run and DUI. Judge Andy Maddox sentenced him to 36 months in total, the first 120 of which would be spent in jail and the rest on probation, on April 20.
The collision on Queen City Parkway on August 13, 2021 was looked into by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
Osorio-Colin’s Hyundai Sonata collided with a Chevy Tahoe carrying three persons as it attempted to make a left turn onto Aviation Boulevard without turning on its headlights.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Osorio-Colin fled the scene.
After being thrown from the Tahoe, a 5-month-old girl was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with two adults by a passing taxi driver.
Later, a flight took the infant to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The infant was anticipated to make a full recovery, according to authorities at the time of Osorio-Colin’s arrest.
An hour after the collision, a man reported a stolen vehicle. Deputies who responded to the call located the Hyundai that had been involved in the collision and met with Osorio-Colin, who was deemed to be the negligent driver.
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Authorities and lawyers have been contacted by The Times for an update on the condition of the youngster.
Michael George, the defense lawyer, declined to comment.
Osorio-Colin was accused with DUI, hit-and-run, reckless driving, failing to report an accident, operating a vehicle without a license, failing to report a crime, failing to yield, and operating a vehicle without headlights.
Osorio-Colin is scheduled for release on June 20th, the jail reports.
Maddox mandated that he pay a total of $4,218.50 in fines and $3,450 to the victims.
If Osorio-Colin would otherwise be qualified, work release was permitted according to the sentencing documents.
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