University News

Judge rules in DUI hit-and-run

Senior Staff Writer
Thursday, January 31, 2013

A woman who was convicted of injuring two students in a hit-and-run in spring 2011 was sentenced to one year in a minimum-security prison followed by two years of house arrest.

Rhode Island resident Jessica Paden pleaded guilty to drunk driving among other charges.

The students, Julia Unanue Banuchi ’14 and Amanda Chew ’14, were struck on the corner of Hope and Charlesfield streets at around 10:45 p.m. in April 2011, The Herald reported at the time. Unanue Banuchi sustained a leg fracture and Chew suffered from a concussion.

Paden apologized to the victims in court and will work as a tutor for fellow inmates during her sentence. She will lose her driver’s license for two years after she leaves prison.

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    A man charged with this crime would have spent time in prison as a prisoner, not as a tutor.