ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio attorney who blamed a non-existent black man for a car accident to avoid facing drunken driving charges has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.
Twenty-seven-year-old Heather Wilsey, of Elyria, was sentenced in municipal court there after pleading no contest to obstruction of official business and failure to control.
The Chronicle-Telegram reports Wilsey apologized during sentencing.
Wilsey, who is white, had told investigators that a black man she’d met in a bar was driving her car when it crashed into a utility pole in June and he fled. Police found surveillance video showing Wilsey driving away from the bar before the accident.
Wilsey’s attorney didn’t return a call seeking comment.
Another attorney who was in her car that night also received 10 days in jail.