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By Caleb Hutton
BELLINGHAM — A Bellingham driver was sentenced this week to a year in jail for crashing into a pedestrian, fracturing and dislocating her shoulder.
Steven Gary Fisher, 57, struck the woman with his van at 4 p.m. Dec. 6, as she was crossing the road to get her mail in the 4200 block of Northwest Avenue. Witnesses tailed the van to a trailer park on Axton Road.
Fisher admitted to police he’d been drinking that afternoon and had his last drink about an hour before the crash, according to court records. He told the officers he didn’t think he hit anyone.
He was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 7, in Whatcom County Superior Court.
“Think long and hard if you’re ever going to drive again, sir,” Judge Ira Uhrig told Fisher. “You might just not want to drive.”
A hit and run charge was dropped as part of the plea deal. Fisher can serve six months of his sentence behind bars and six months on work release.