Beatrice Man Gets Year Behind Bars For Hit-And-Run

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A 23-year-old Beatrice man has been given a year behind bars for leaving the scene of an accident in Beatrice last year.

Andrew Drent was sentenced in Gage County District Court on Wednesday. He'd pleaded no contest to attempted failure to stop and render aid after making a deal with prosecutors, who lowered the charge.

Investigators say Drent's car ran into a bicyclist on July 21, 2012. Drent continued driving and then left his vehicle in a parking lot. He was arrested after he was contacted at his home.

Defense and prosecution lawyers had jointly recommended two years of probation for Drent, but Judge Paul Korslund told Drent he was giving him the year's sentence as "a wake-up call."

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