Fort Collins man sentenced to 16 years in prison for DUI, hit-and-run crash that injured woman

DA: Ronnie Wayne McDonald caused head-on collision

GREELEY, Colo. - A 29-year-old Fort Collins man was sentenced Friday to 16 years in state prison for a DUI, hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a woman.

Ronnie Wayne McDonald pleaded guilty in October to two felony charges -- vehicular assault involving DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injuries, said Heath Montgomery, spokesman for the Weld County District Attorney's Office.

According to police, McDonald was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe on May 11, 2012, when he collided with a Hyundai Sonata driven by Erin Peters at Highway 392 and Weld County Road 13.

Peters suffered serious injuries and McDonald, who was not seriously hurt, fled the scene, police said. McDonald had a blood alcohol content of .233 at the time of the accident.

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