A Williamstown couple convicted of misleading police about a 2016 hit-and-run crash that left a woman comatose will serve no jail time.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Judge John Agostini on Monday ordered John and Sally Gould to serve two-year suspended sentences and two years' probation. The Goulds were convicted in Berkshire Superior Court on March 14 of one count each of misleading police in their investigation.

The victim, Cheryl LeClaire, then 54, was walking her dog along North Hoosac Road on Feb. 9, 2016, when she was struck. She suffered severe head trauma and remains in a coma. The dog was not injured.

Sally Gould, who was driving her 2014 Honda CRV that evening, also was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, but she was not convicted on that count.
Both Goulds were also acquitted of one count each of conspiracy. The leaving the scene charge applied only to Sally Gould.

Testimony in the trial began on March 6. Jurors deliberated for about eight hours over a two-day period.

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