A Santa Rosa man was sentenced to eight months in jail for a hit-and-run collision with a bicyclist in Rohnert Park in October. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Jamie Thistlethwaite also sentenced Jared Ramone Whisman-Pryor, 28, who pleaded no contest to the felony hit-and-run, to three years’ probation. The judge said Whisman-Pryor could apply for electronic home confinement in lieu of the jail term.
William Schilling, 68, of Santa Rosa, was riding a bicycle south on Redwood Drive near Willis Avenue in Rohnert Park on Oct. 7 when he was struck by a southbound Honda motorcycle, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Sgt. Aaron Johnson said. He suffered injuries to his spine and pelvis that required physical rehabilitation.
A surveillance video and a description from a witness who was driving behind the motorcycle identified Whisman-Pryor as the driver who fled the scene, Johnson said. Johnson said Whisman-Pryor spent “a fair amount of time” out of Sonoma County after the collision.
Police urged Whisman-Pryor to contact them and give an account of the collision. Police forwarded the case to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and got a $40,000 warrant for Whisman-Pryor’s arrest on Dec. 6. Whisman-Pryor then went with his attorney Evan Zelig to the court clerk’s office to clear the warrant.
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