KEENE — The Winchester man who pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and vehicular assault for a hit-and-run that left a teenager with a broken leg is going to jail.
Andrew Schultz, 36, was sentenced in the Cheshire Superior Court in Keene to one year in jail for the reckless driving count, and six months for the vehicular assault. That six-month sentence is suspended and he will serve three years of probation.
The incident took place on July 21 on Warwick Road, or Route 78, in Winchester, and speed was a factor, according to the police report filed in court.
A driver on the road captured the accident scene with a video camera system in his vehicle, and it shows Schultz driving off toward Warwick, Mass., according to the police report.
Police tracked Schultz to his parents’ home on Hinsdale Road and found the truck, with front-end damage, on the property, according to the police report. When confronted, Schultz told officers he slowed down after the accident, but then kept driving, police said. He said the damage to the truck had come from the accident, and from him hitting a tree in the driveway, according to the report. Police said they could not find any trees on the property with recent damage.
One witness told police he had seen Schultz in a convenience store that night, prior to the accident, according to the police report. The witness told police Schultz appeared intoxicated and that he purchased a 12-pack of beer, police said. Police reviewed the convenience store’s surveillance video, and, while Schultz can be seen in the store for about eight minutes, he did not purchase any beer, they said.