Mount Prospect driver gets probation for striking teen in crosswalk

Updated 12/6/2017 9:34 PM

A Mount Prospect driver who authorities say struck a teenage pedestrian in a crosswalk pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor battery, according to Cook County assistant state's attorney Susanne Groebner.

Scott Myslinski, 47, was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service.

According to the preliminary police investigation, the teenager entered the crosswalk at Lowden Lane and Wolf Road on April 17 after seeing the blue sedan Myslinski was driving come to a stop. While the teen was in the crosswalk, the driver proceeded and struck the girl, according to police. The driver stopped briefly and then continued driving away, police said.

The pedestrian described the vehicle and license plate number to police, who later stopped Myslinski leaving a residence on Lowden Lane. Myslinski went voluntarily to the police station to speak with investigators about the accident, police said.

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