CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A former NBA player was sentenced Monday in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Ottawa County.
Duane Washington will spend 60 days in jail, 18 months on probation and conduct 100 hours of community service.
He hit a pedestrian with his Jaguar in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 96 near mile maker 5 in Crockery Township, briefly stopped and then left in the scene on Sept. 18, 2012.
Rescue personnel arrived and saw Estella Vitins hurt near the road. She was transported to a hospital and later released. She was walking westbound in the eastbound lanes at the time of the crash, police said.
Washington was arrested hours later at an apartment complex in Gaines Township, thanks to a Silent Observer tip.
According to court documents, Washington said he tried to swerve to avoid hitting Vitins, and didn't realize he had hit her. He told police he panicked and left the scene.
Washington is the brother of current NBA star Derek Fisher. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1987 but later waived. He played 15 games for the New Jersey Nets during the 1987-88 season, and four games for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 1992-93 season.
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