(Lake County) - The teen driver accused of hitting two Willowick elementary students as they got off a school bus in May, changed her "not guilty" plea today, to "no contest" in Willoughby Municipal Court.
Daila Wilson, 18, was charged with failing to stop following an accident, passing a stopped school bus, reckless operation and traveling left of center.
The judge sentenced her to 180 days in the Lake County Jail with no probation, she must pay court costs and restitution to the families, and her driver's license is being suspended for 3 years.
During the court session it was revealed that Wilson had been placed on probation twice by the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court for fighting with family members.
She also admitted to have having a marijuana edible on Wednesday, causing her to test positive for drugs for today's court session.
Wilson had no car insurance at the time of school bus incident.
Her defense attorney asked for no jail time because she’s joining the military and committed to begin basic training in August. Wilson also pleaded for lesser jail time but was denied.
School bus driver Dave Waller testified that the two children Wilson hit went airborne and landed on a nearby tree lawn as she speed from the scene.
(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)
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