Woman gets three-and-a-half year sentence for hit-and-run that left killed a man


Tribune Staff Reporter


A WOMAN was sentenced to three and half years in prison yesterday after admitting to killing a man with her car on John F Kennedy Drive last February.

Justice Gregory Hilton presided as Altanease Rolle, 25, was sentenced for a charge of vehicular manslaughter.

Bjorn Ferguson represented the accused. He previously ordered a social inquiry report on Rolle to assist the court in determining its sentencing.

Rolle reportedly drove dangerously while heading west around 1.40am on February 14, 2022, on JFK Drive. She struck and killed Sandy Rolle while he was on his way to work.

The 53-year-old victim died of injuries at the scene, while the suspect involved in the fatal hit-and-run failed to report the incident within 24 hours.

At the time of the incident, Rolle’s vehicle, a Toyota Passo, was unlicensed and uninsured. She allegedly did not have a valid licence.

While Rolle initially pleaded not guilty to the charge last October, she changed her plea to guilty on May 15.

Justice Hilton ordered that Rolle serve a three-year and six-month prison term at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

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