SARASOTA, Fla. — The man involved in a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a 19-year-old in March 2019 was sentenced to five years in prison.
Zachari Brock was sentenced to five years in prison, 500 hours of community service, five years of probation and a five-year loss of his driver's license.
Brock was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injury and driving with no valid license involving a serious injury.
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Manatee State Attorney Art Brown said the plea agreement was reached after extensive consultation with the victims.
Jack Kelley was the 19-year-old injured in the hit-and-run crash. His father, Michael, said the state could have gone to the max because they had a "bullet proof case" but his son agreed to a plea deal.
When asked, Jack Kelley said he didn't feel like pursing the case any more than was necessary.
"Its a tough call. I am forgiving. He (Brock) is still a human being regardless," said Jack.