Paresh C. Amin, 65, of Ceres, was sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison for felony driving under the influence causing injury and hit and run causing injury.
Amin was driving on Tully Road in Modesto on Jan. 15, 2015 when he failed to yield for a stop sign at an intersection and hit another car going southbound on McHenry Avenue. Stacy Mullins was hurt in the crash and suffered various injuries as a result. Amin fled the scene.
An investigation by the California Highway Patrol identified Amin as the driver. He was contacted shortly afterwards and admitted drinking alcohol before driving and leaving the scene afterwards. A chemical test determined his blood alcohol level was 0.13 percent.
On Dec. 18, 2015, Amin pled no contest to the felony charges of driving under the influence causing injury and hit and run causing injury. He also admitted having two prior driving under the influence convictions from 2009 and 2010.
Pursuant to a plea agreement on Feb. 22, Judge Ricardo Cordova sentenced Amin to two years and eight months in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Bianca Yip prosecuted the case. Her position is funded by a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.