Crime

Driver who struck 5-year-old bicyclist pleads guilty

Max Wyatt, 5, of Boise recovered from the accident after months in a hsopital and several surgeries.
Max Wyatt, 5, of Boise recovered from the accident after months in a hsopital and several surgeries.

Scholastique Twagirayesu, 41, of Boise, pleaded guilty to a citation of inattentive or careless driving Friday, according to court documents.

Twagirayesu had been cited for striking bicyclist Max Wyatt, 5, with a mini van Sept. 23. Wyatt was dragged under the vehicle and sustained critical injuries. After two months in a hospital and multiple surgeries Wyatt returned home to Boise.

Twagirayesu entered a guilty plea on Friday, and was sentenced to a year of probation. Twagirayesu will be required to take a driving class and 150 hours of community service. A jail sentence of 90 days was suspended, according to court documents.

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