A Cary woman who intentionally crashed her car into an occupied vehicle in Crystal Lake has been sentenced to five months in jail and will be required to undergo an anger management evaluation.
Sarah C. Johnson, 33, of the 2800 block of Crystal Lake Road in Cary, was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, reckless conduct and leaving the scene of an accident.
Johnson was arrested on September 30, 2019, after a warrant was issued, according to court records.
Court documents said that Johnson committed aggravated assault by using her 2015 Chevrolet Cruze “in a manner which placed [the victim] in reasonable apprehension of being struck by the motor vehicle.”
Johnson drove her Chevrolet “in a reckless manner” into the side of a 2020 Kia Soul that was on the roadway at the Shell gas station, 4811 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake, on August 17, 2019.
The crash caused $1,613 in damage to the victim’s vehicle. The driver of the Kia was not seriously hurt.
Johnson fled the scene but the Crystal Lake Police Department was eventually able to identify her as the suspect.
The Crystal Lake Police Department was not immediately able to provide Lake and McHenry County Scanner with additional information surrounding the incident.
Johnson accepted a plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
She pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for prosecutors dismissing all of her other charges.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced Johnson to 150 days in the McHenry County Jail.
The woman, who was also sentenced to 18 months of probation, will be required to pay $500 in restitution to the victim and $2,007 in court fines and fees.
Johnson will also be required to obtain a psychiatric evaluation and anger management evaluation and comply with all recommendations that come from those evaluations, according to court documents.