VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): The woman who hit a deputy then fled from the scene in January was sentenced on Tuesday after changing her plea as part of a plea bargain.
On Saturday, January 3rd at about 8:40 p.m. deputies made contact with two male pedestrians, one who was apparently intoxicated. Upon making contact, the two males fled causing a foot pursuit.
As the pursuit ensued, a woman identified as 27-year-old Tiffany Garcia hit the officer with her vehicle in the area of La Paz Drive and Pamela Street. The woman failed to stop after hitting the officer, causing injury.
The two men were detained quickly after, but Garcia was not arrested until Sunday, January 4th in the city of West Covina.
On Tuesday, August 18th Garcia put in a plea of no contest to assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer in order to drop one felony count of attempted murder and misdemeanor hit and run with property damage. Garcia was sentenced to 5 years with 450 days of time served and for good behavior. With conduct credit on the remainder of her sentence, she is eligible for release in about one year and eight months.
Garcia was taken to the California Department of Corrections in Chino to serve the remainder of her sentence.