Friday, October 16, 2009

Neisner gets 99 days jail time

A Rutland judge sentenced a former attorney and acting traffic judge to 99 days in jail. Melvin Neisner was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident and lying to police. Neisner was also convicted of hindering a police investigation of the accident by implying his wife was behind the wheel of the SUV he was driving at the time of a crash that injured a motorcyclist. Neisner wasn't charged until he came forward more than a month later and told police he was the driver. Zonay sentenced Neisner to 18 months to four years in jail, all suspended on probation except for 99 days to serve behind bars.