Woman Makes Plea Deal In Deadly Hit & Run

A New Bern woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a deadly hit and run accident last summer.

Brittany Hanigan pleaded guilty to felony death by vehicle and felony hit and run in a plea deal.

Police say in July Arrild Force and his brother were walking down South Glenburnie Road when a car struck and killed the man. Authorities say the woman never stopped, but was arrested later.

Hanigan was sentenced at least 43 months or up to 44 months in prison. Officials say she will remain behind bars for this time period, with no early release for good behavior or other matters.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 at 09:08 AM
    How can any of us judge how you will react to a situation you have not been in? I am not saying that any of this is right but to assume she does not care is simply not fair. People are so quick to make a monster out of someone they do not know and something they cannot understand. Our society as a whole has a lot of work to do to prevent things like this from happening in the future. My heart goes out to both families.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    WHAT LOW LIFE HITS SOMEONE AND LEAVES INSTEAD OF CALLING 911 FOR HELP? DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR THIS HOPELESS, CARELESS, SELFISH EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jan 19, 2010 at 03:40 PM
    This just goes to prove that if you want to kill someone get drunk and run over them. If you shoot or stab them you could spend life in prison.
  • by Vance on Jan 19, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    What would happen to a guy if he hit a girl in the same drunking circumstance.Pitiful double standard state and country we live in.If I done this with no illegal record at all I would be put under the cell.I guess they thought she is like Ted Kennedy.Even though he did not pull any time.
  • by upset Location: newbern nc on Jan 19, 2010 at 03:26 PM
    This is not enough time for what she did, but the law only allows this ammount of time maximum. She got the max and not the minimum. What got me was she showed NO remose in front of the judge. Her family sat and cried but not one tear out of Brittany. She also has to pay her court appointed lawyer his fees and pay for the funeral costs. When she does get out she will have frlonies and good luck for a decent life. She still faces charges from Charlotte and that will add more time. If she was charged for that DWI before this she would have had more time. Laws need to change for Dwi's!!!!
  • by To Duh Location: goldsboro,nc on Jan 19, 2010 at 02:35 PM
    AT the time when I posted there was no sentence for her.There was no mention of early release.Apparently you did not read orginal story.I will continue to agree with James.You should have read the first headline.Thank You,HELLO,
  • by To DUH Location: GOLDSBORO,NC on Jan 19, 2010 at 02:27 PM
    James is correct.She took a plea deal,She got a lesser sentence.He got it right the first time and so did I.What were you hoping for,a lesser sentence.Do you know her.HELLO
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 19, 2010 at 02:05 PM
    James, what is "druck driving"? Just in fun James.
  • by DUH on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    To HELLO ... before you tell people to read his post and then comment you should first read the article. HELLO...it says no early release for good behavior, so JAMES is NOT correct..HELLO!!
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    She will sure have to pay for it now and think about this after she gets out of prison, not only because of what she did, but also it will be much harder for her to get a job after the prison sentence.
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