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Akron woman sentenced to year in prison for vehicular assault

Beacon Journal staff report

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An Akron woman who drove into a construction zone and struck a worker was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison, authorities said.

Tamika E. Perkins, 41, pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony charge of vehicular assault late last month in Summit County Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce’s court.

On Sept. 9, about 8 p.m., Perkins was driving under suspension, heading north in an SUV on I-77 near Vernon Odom Boulevard. Police said she drove into the construction zone and struck the worker, causing serious injuries. She fled the scene.

Perkins was wanted on the hit-skip charge when she was arrested Oct. 25 at her Hollinger Street residence. Officers found her hiding behind the furnace.

In exchange for her guilty plea, the hit-skip charge was dismissed by motion of the prosecutor.


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