Hit and run sentencing postponed
An Allegheny County man who pleaded guilty to an Alle-Kiski Valley hit-and-run incident won't be sentenced until April.
Freddie Knight, 40, of Wall, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Allegheny County Court for a car crash in East Deer in which he struck a couple who were standing on the sidewalk in front of the Creighton Hotel on Feb. 3, 2012.
Knight's case was continued on Tuesday and placed on the April court schedule. A specific date was not available.
The female victim had a leg amputated and her boyfriend was injured, too.
Police say that Knight fled in a 1990 Ford Mustang but was apprehended after a high-speed car chase and foot chase. Even then, he had to be jolted with a Taser gun.
Knight later skipped his preliminary hearing but in December accepted a plea bargain in the East Deer case.
He pleaded guilty to causing an accident involving serious injury, resisting arrest and other charges.
Prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of aggravated assault by a vehicle. They also dropped charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license, reckless driving and not having insurance.
Knight is free on $10,000 bond pending sentencing.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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