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Elon hit-and-run suspect on probation for fatal wreck

Posted September 16, 2010
Updated September 17, 2010

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— A driver charged with hitting an Elon College student early Wednesday was already on probation for a deadly hit-and-run two years ago.

Investigators say Robin Stanfield Ragsdale hit Toorialey Fazley, 26, who was riding on a bicycle to class, and then fled the scene.

Fazley's condition was stable at Duke University Medical Center Thursday.

In 2008, Ragsdale was found guilty of four counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, after hitting and killing four people.

A judge gave her a suspended sentence of 45 days for each charge and five years' probation. Her drivers license was suspended but returned to her in March 2009.

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  • twc Sep 17, 2010

    Hardly anyone serves active time for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. That is usually the charge that results from being at fault in an automobile accident.

    Hit and run is bad enough on its own but considering the four previous deaths is going to bring her some serious active jail time.

  • Scare Crow Sep 17, 2010

    All these stories about people killing, robbing, raping get arrested then released and go do it again points to one thing: judges who don't have a clue as to what they are doing or getting paid under the table like the ones in Johnston Co. I think we need to start a that level. There is just too much of this stuff happening.

  • GoGreen Sep 17, 2010

    Violence against cyclists must end!

    45 days suspended for death by motor vehicle? These 'publican judges need to start getting tough.

  • bigredtruckman Sep 17, 2010

    What was this person doing still driving, anyway? It's obvious she cannot handle an automobile.

  • poohpdoo2002 Sep 17, 2010

    Oh my gosh! Okay, obviously the judge who slapped her on the hand is a crackhead or something. Ragsdale and the judge should have matching cells next to each other!

  • cth1 Sep 17, 2010

    So....she hit and killed FOUR people and didn't serve a single day in jail for it?? Wow!! That's sad! I hate it for the friends and family of the 4 victims!! Justice definitely wasn't served in that case!!!

  • we_all_have_it_coming Sep 17, 2010

    "A judge gave her a suspended sentence of 45 days for each charge and five years' probation. Her drivers license was suspended but returned to her in March 2009."

    Always the same. No jail time, gets to drive shortly afterward.

    Our country is truly insane.

  • dholoman2 Sep 17, 2010

    So I guess the 180 days from before is now in play as well as whatever hefty penalty she needs for this latest act of brazen recklessness AND cowardess. I really can't believe you can get off of killing 4 people in a hit and run without jail time, and that you get your license back later.

  • kikinc Sep 17, 2010

    I think lots of jail time is in order. Obviously probation didn't work.