Duane Washington Rumors

Former New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers player Duane Washington has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene in western Michigan. MLive.com reported Monday that an Ottawa County judge also placed the 48-year-old Washington on 18 months’ probation and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service. Authorities say the ex-NBA player hit 71-year-old Estella Vitins on Sept. 18 as she walked along Interstate 96 in Crockery Township after running out of gas. Vitins survived the accident, though she suffered a broken leg and other injuries.
A former NBA player who left the scene after hitting a woman with his Jaguar has entered into a plea deal. Duane Washington pleaded no contest Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court to failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident, a five-year felony. Estella Vitins was struck as she walked west in the eastbound lane of I-96 in Crockery Township around 2 a.m on Sept. 18, 2012. The driver of a gray Jaguar stopped, then fled the scene. The 70-year-old woman, who suffers from dementia, was hospitalized and later released.