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Driver imprisoned for crashing, leaving friend
January 11, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Henock Admassu

A Daly City man convicted of leaving his seriously injured passenger for hours inside a crashed car off an embankment before returning to move the man into the driver’s seat ahead of authorities’ arrival was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.

Jurors deliberated less than three hours in November before finding Henock Admassu, 24, guilty of felony drunk driving causing injury, felony driving with more than a blood alcohol of .08 causing injury and causing great bodily injury.

According to prosecutors, on Dec. 10, 2012, Admassu called 911 to say he was involved in an accident but was disoriented and unclear where he left the vehicle containing an injured passenger. About 45 minutes later, he arrived at his sister’s home and awoke her with the same story. They reportedly spent the next few hours driving around looking for the spot and called 911 again around 4 a.m. to report the vehicle’s location 300 feet down off an embankment off Skyline Boulevard.

When Daly City police and the California Highway Patrol arrived, they reportedly spotted Admassu pulling the passenger from a Dodge Charger and pushing him back into the driver’s side seat. Admassu was uninjured in the crash and, seven hours after, his blood alcohol level was .05.

Admassu had been free on $150,000 bail through the trial but was immediately taken into custody on increased bail of $250,000 once the verdict came in.

He has credit of 140 days against the five-year sentence. He faced up to six years in prison.

 

 

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