KENNEWICK - A Kennewick man was sentenced to one year and one month in prison for injuring a motorcyclist when he pulled in front of the bike.
Theodore Lamar Turner, 28, received the sentence for his earlier guilty pleas to hit-and-run with injury, a felony, and first-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license, a gross misdemeanor.
Court documents show that on June 6, Turner was driving his girlfriend's 2008 Honda Civic west on First Avenue in Kennewick when he turned left in front of a motorcycle. The Honda struck the motorcycle, driven by Steven "Lee" Watson Jr., yet Turner failed to stop and continued southbound on Garfield Street, documents said.
Watson of Richland suffered severe cuts, bruises and a broken left shoulder.
Turner's license to drive was revoked at the time of the collision. His history includes convictions for attempting to elude, second-degree assault and a controlled substance violation.
As a part of his sentence in this case, Turner must pay $915 to Watson.