Nonie Ann Enyeart Get 60 Days from Hit-and-Run in March
Date: March, 2014
Location: Southeast Portland
Name: Nonie Ann Enyeart
Back in March a 54-year-old driver, Nonie Ann Enyeart, struck two women ages 71 and 76, in a Southeast Portland crosswalk and continued driving. On Tuesday Enyeart was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years probation.
Soon after the crash, Enyeart was arrested when someone saw her minivan with the broken windshield parked next to her boyfriend’s house.
Enyeart pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run driving, third and fourth-degree assault and she pleaded no contest to tampering with a witness for telling her boyfriend not to go to the police. She is full of remorse and aware the victims are still suffering from their injuries. Enyeart and her insurance company must repay more than $61,000 in restitution to the victims.
We hope the two older women are able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we are glad the driver was found. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.
According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.
We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, Shulman DuBois LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.
In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.
In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:
- They did not have insurance.
- They were driving intoxicated.
If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.
If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.
We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.