Melissa D. Swiger (Photo courtesy of the Akron Police Department)
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AKRON, Ohio - A woman accused of leaving her toddler in the middle of the road in November has been found guilty.
Melissa Swiger, 33, of Akron, was sentenced to four years in prison by Judge Lynne Callahan Friday, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Walsh.
Swiger was found guilty of six charges including aggravated vehicular assault, failure to stop after an incident, operating under the influence, child endangering, reckless operation of a vehicle and running a red light.
On Nov. 2, 2011, Swiger left her 3-year-old child in the middle of Waterloo Road in Akron and drove away.
She later crashed into a truck, injuring the driver. Swiger ran from the scene to Holy Cross Cemetery, where she was found babbling by two sheriff’s deputies.
Tests revealed Swiger was under the influence of marijuana.
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