A plea deal offered by a 70-year-old Saratoga man charged in a hit and run case was rejected Tuesday when the judge hearing the case learned of the man’s history, an official said. Robert Paul Schiro faced a year in county jail in a case where he was charged with driving with a suspended license and two counts of hit and run. Based on Schiro’s probation report, history, and letters in support of the victims, Superior Court Judge Rene Navarro threw out the offer, according to district attorney’s spokeswoman Amy Cornell. Schiro is accused of driving the car that struck Ashleigh Jackson and her husband David Nelson while they were riding their bicycles in Saratoga. Jackson suffers brain damage as a result of the injuries she sustained. Schiro, who was driving on a suspended license related to a previous DUI charge, allegedly fled the scene and is accused of hiding the car for almost a year. The case goes back to court and Schiro faces a possible maximum sentence of four years in prison. His case is scheduled for plea Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in Dept. 23.
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