Man begins year sentence for causing rear-end crash

first_imgHilton and her husband, Matt Hilton, deferred questions on Aaron’s current health status, saying their attorney didn’t want them publicizing anything that might jeopardize pending civil litigation. The case has resulted in battle lines between the two families, with both saying the other was trying to antagonize them. After their son was taken into custody for transport to Seal Beach, Nicholas Dallas said Matt Hilton drove up next to his family as they walked to their car and shouted threats and insults. Advised by deputies, the Dallases filed a complaint at the sheriff’s station. Matt Hilton countered that the senior Dallas had intimidated his family at prior court appearances. Nicholas and Sharon Dallas said they had been admonished during a prior hearing for making the Hiltons uncomfortable. “They are unremorseful,” Matt Hilton said. Meanwhile, Dallas’ parents are paying more than $25,000 for his confinement, fearful that the alternative deal – 255 days at the county’s Pitchess Detention Center – would be risky given the Castaic jail’s recent violence. Nonviolent inmates often are allowed to opt to completely serve their sentences in city jails that contract with the private Correctional Systems, but must cover their own costs. “He would be in there with people who don’t care if they hurt someone else, people who have murdered or attacked other people. We’re paying $2,100 a month to make sure he comes home safe,” Sharon Dallas said, holding back tears. Dallas is scheduled to return to Santa Clarita court in May 2007 for probation sentencing and a discussion of restitution. Vites added the stipulation that any violation of the Seal Beach jail rules or any discipline would result in his immediate return to court and a possible nine-year prison sentence. [email protected] (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A Canyon Country man who injured a woman and her infant in a high-speed rear-end collision started serving a year’s sentence Wednesday in the Seal Beach jail. Nicholas Dallas, 23, turned himself in after a plea bargain was offered by the district attorney. Commissioner Harold Vites ordered Dallas to spend 364 days in custody without the possibility of early release or work furlough in the facility managed by Correctional Systems, Inc. Dallas was convicted of causing great bodily injury to Lancaster resident Tracy Hilton and her infant son, Aaron, who spent several weeks in intensive care at UCLA for head trauma. According to police reports, Dallas was driving his truck at 80 mph on McBean Parkway near Skycrest Drive on Dec. 17, when his vehicle rear-ended Hilton, causing her to lose control of her car, which then hit a tree and a light pole. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The baby is still on seizure medication,” Hilton said. “Developmentally, he’s not where he should be, he’s smaller and not as responsive as other babies his age, but doctors are still monitoring him. “We don’t feel settled at all. Not after all we’ve been through.” Dallas did not address the court. “I tried apologizing, but the family wouldn’t talk to me,” he said before turning himself in. “What he did, he did and he accepts it,” said his father, Nicholas Dallas. “He wants the baby to be OK. Nick has prayed and prayed that the baby’s OK.” last_img

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