Beacon Journal staff report
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.