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Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged With Felony

Faces up to 3 years in prison



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    The New Trier student charged in a hit-and-run collision that left a fellow student seriously injured has been officially indicted on a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident.  

    Erin Hughes, 18, was also indicted on two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence during an accident that put 16-year-old Sarah Goone in the hospital.

    Hughes admitted to using marijuana before the May 14 accident and has been submitted to urine and drug tests and has been prohibited from driving since an anonymous donor posted bail to set her free from Cook County Jail.

    If convicted she faces a maximum of three years in prison for the felony charge. She will have a chance to enter a plea during her July 8 arraignment.

    Meanwhile, victim Sarah Goone is recuperating at home after undergoing surgery to replace part of her skull. Her family’s Caringbridge.org blog says that although Goone’s swelling has gone down, she still has trouble with reading and cognitive tasks.