Man who injured woman, killed service dog in hit-and-run learns his sentence
WAUKESHA - Carlos Ward fled the scene in downtown Waukesha after and June crash, and Friday was an emotional day in court as the woman Ward hit spoke out, begging for justice.
Debbie Schultz still suffers a lot of pain, much of it from the memory of the horrible way her dog Lexi died. She also suffers pain from a broken foot. The suffering came last June in downtown Waukesha when Carlos Ward hit them with his vehicle, and then fled.
"No one else turned him in,” she said. “He just got caught by the police in Waukesha."
Friday, Ward was in court to learn his punishment, and Schultz begged for justice.
"What he did,” she said, “he could never ever fix that."
Ward apologized and admitted to the court he made a mistake. He panicked at the scene.
The 30-year-old man from Milwaukee faced nine months behind bars, but the judge sentenced him to four.
Schultz still carries around pictures of Lexie. She was a gift from
Schultz' husband four days before he died in a car crash.
"I hope to God there's no more hit and runs,” she said. “I feel like Lexi would be happy I'm here today."
Ward has been ordered to report to jail by 7 p.m. Friday night.