A now 34-year-old Napanee woman will serve 15 months in jail, plus probation, after being sentenced at Quinte Regional Courthouse in Belleville today for her role in a hit and run accident in October of 2013.
Jennifer Elliott is also facing at least a two-year driving ban, or more depending on what the Ministry of Transportation decides and will have to provide a sample to the DNA data bank as well.
Elliott admitted to being high on drugs, the night the car she was driving struck a woman in a Moira Street and Coleman Street parking lot, leaving the victim with permanent, life-altering injuries.
Investigators say the victim was in hospital for three days before they started to piece things together and it was the keen eye of some officers spotting a damaged car, along with some forensic help which led them to Elliott.
With good behaviour, Elliott could be eligible for the Absence Program and be able to see her two young children and once her sentence is complete, she may spend time at the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton.
Elliott’s defense attorney had asked for a two-year sentence and described her client as “a woman battling addiction”.