PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 21-year-old man who fatally struck a pedestrian with his car in Portland and then drove away has been sentenced to one year in prison.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Frederick James Ryerson Jr. was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to hit-and-run driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Ryerson had been driving his Honda Civic in September 2015 when he hit 34-year-old Christopher Brian Chandler, who later died at a hospital.
Police had tracked Ryerson down after a friend of Chandler’s spotted the Honda with noticeable damage parked on a street near the crash site.
Ryerson admitted that he hit Chandler but said at the time he hadn’t realized he struck a person.
Ryerson apologized in court Monday.