Kauai driver sentenced in hit-and-run crash


HONOLULU — A 37-year-old Kauai driver who struck a pedestrian and didn’t stop has been sentenced to a year in jail.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe also sentenced Jonathan Swift to five years’ probation.

The Princeville driver was convicted of first-degree negligent injury and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

Swift on March 6, 2012, was driving a van and driving erratically when he hit the pedestrian and continued on.

Kauai County officials say a witness followed Swift to his home and persuaded him to return to the crash scene.

The pedestrian was from Arizona. She suffered a fractured clavicle, a fractured rib and a detached retina.