Five young men who stood on a South Los Angeles street and blocked a patrol car from chasing a hit-and-run suspect after a street race were sentenced to jail time, and two others must perform community service, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Brian Douglas Dion Jr., 22, of Gardena, and Kylee Michael Carter, also 22, whose hometown was not known, were each sentenced to 90 days in county jail immediately after their pleas to a felony count of resisting an executive officer, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Steven Hurtado, 18, of Paramount, Davion Anthony Williams, 20, whose hometown was not known, and Markie Dijion Gatewood, 21, of Los Angeles, were each sentenced to 45 days in jail in connection with the felony count.
Christopher Luis Ramirez, 22, of Chatsworth, and his brother, Michael Robert Ramirez, 20, of Carson, each pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer, according to the District Attorney’s Office. They were each sentenced to 20 days of community service and two years probation.
The defendants were also ordered to cease any activity involving street-racing, sideshows or street takeovers and to pay restitution to the hit-and-run victim, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Two Los Angeles police officers witnessed a hit-and-run collision during an April 16 street-racing gathering at Manchester and South Western Avenues and were pursuing the suspect’s car, but were forced to stop when the defendants blocked their patrol car. The hit-and-run suspect got away, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
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