Man sentenced to day in jail for hit-and-run

Wailyn Almonte
Wailyn Almonte(kfyr)
Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 11:50 AM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A Mandan man was sentenced Monday to a day in jail after pleading guilty to two hit-and-runs within five minutes.

Twenty-one-year-old Wailyn Almonte signed a plea agreement Monday, on charges of duty in accident involving death or injury, driving under suspension, failure to wear a seatbelt, and disregarding a stop sign.

He was sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for a day he already served.

Despite victim’s plea’s on Monday for a harsh sentence, the judge said Almonte sounded remorseful in his apology and had no prior charges.

One of the victims called the sentence a “slap on the wrist.”

Police say Almonte rear-ended a car on the corner of State Street and East Divide Avenue around 11:15 a.m. in December.

He told police he didn’t stop because he didn’t think there was insurance on the vehicle he was driving.

At 11:20 a.m. officers say Almonte ran the stop sign on Avenue C and Anderson Street and was broadsided by a pick-up.

Almonte and the passenger took off running, but were later found in the area.

Drivers of the other vehicles had minor injuries but neither were taken to the hospital.

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