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Drunk woman pleads guilty to hitting jogger

Posted: 11:22 AM, Apr 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-08 22:42:10Z
SAN DIEGO -- A drunk driver who struck a jogger in Pacific Beach -- while her toddler was in the back seat -- will serve serious prison time.
 
As part of a plea deal, Amanda Mae Brodd, 26, plead guilty in San Diego County Superior Court Friday to 10 felony counts, including child endangerment, hit-and-run and DUI with great bodily injury. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 
 
On the night of Feb. 15, the prosecutor told Judge Jay Bloom that Brodd hit a car in the parking lot near the roller coaster in Mission Beach and then took off instead of remaining at the scene.
 
Brodd drove three miles and turned onto Crown Point Drive, where she missed a turn, drove onto a sidewalk and hit a 23-year-old male jogger who was running away from her.
 
The jogger, who is an emergency medical technician and ambulance driver, was thrown onto the hood of Brodd's car and suffered a broken pelvis and leg, the prosecutor said.
 
After that accident, Brodd allegedly drove off again. She eventually hit a parked vehicle on Lamont Street, which disabled her car, and she was kept at the cene until officers arrived, Dix said.
 
Brodd -- who was on probation for a 2011 misdemeanor DUI conviction -- refused a required breathalyzer test and was arrested, according to the prosecutor. Her 3-year-old daughter was found unhurt in the back seat, but the child's car seat was not installed properly.
 
At Friday's hearing, prosecutors said Brodd-- who was driving on a suspended license -- had a blood-alcohol content of .15 percent after the accident, almost twice the legal limit. During the blood test, Brodd allegedly kicked a police officer.