29-year-old mother to serve three years

A 29-year-old Lake Oswego woman who pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run crash while intoxicated was sentenced to three years in prison Nov. 15. by: PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Clinton.

Miriam Clinton admitted to driving a car that hit Henry Schmidt as he biked near the intersection of Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Highway on Aug. 16. Schmidt, a 20-year-old student at Lewis & Clark College, was found unconscious by paramedics and suffered several broken bones, a fractured spine and a lacerated spleen.

Clinton turned herself in Aug. 22. Her vehicle was located after police received an anonymous tip led them to an automobile repair shop in Wilsonville.

In addition to the time in prison, Multnomah County Circuit Judge John Wittmayer suspended her driver's license for five years.

Clinton told KOIN 6 News she made a series of bad choices that represented the biggest mistake of her life and now feels a tremendous amount of remorse.

"I'm losing my son, and I hurt somebody else, and this has affected so many people's lives that didn't do anything to deserve it," she said. "It's all my fault."

KOIN 6 News is Pamplin Media Group's broadcast news partner.

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