Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Jail for repeat hit-run offender

An Adelaide man has been jailed for the hit-run death of an elderly man at Blair Athol.

Grigorio Sgardelis, 79, died in Prospect Road in January last year, after he was hit by a car driven by Clay Chittleborough, of Kilburn.

Port Adelaide Magistrates Court was told that Chittleborough failed to stop to help the dying man.

Magistrate Paul Foley set a 15-month head sentence for charges including failing to stop.

The sentence also took into account another crash, in 2004, when Chittleborough hit a pedestrian and also fled the scene.

He will be eligible for parole next May.

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