Plymouth: Monica Knight due back in court today charged with reckless driving

18 year-old Monica Knight of Halifax is due back in Plymouth District Court today.

Knight is charged with reckless driving and other criminal offenses after her BMW hit a school bus near Silver Lake Regional High School. She was 16 and a Silver Lake junior at the time of the accident.

Knight suffered just minor injuries in the crash, that happened nearly two years ago, but her passengers, all juniors at Silver Lake, weren’t so lucky.

Aliza Nantais of Plympton and Brendan McGilley of Halifax have since recovered, but Eva Lipton of Plympton is still in a coma and may never fully recover.

The school bus driver wasn’t hurt, and no students were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Knight had been charged as an adult at the time of the crash, and when she was indicted and arraigned. She pleaded innocent to all charges.

If she is found guilty, she could go to jail for up to 2½ years on a reckless driving conviction, and could have her license revoked or suspended.

Knight’s trial date has been postponed a number of times, and the case has been controversial from the very beginning.

She has changed lawyers several times and also was sent three times to the state’s women’s prison in Framingham for violating the terms of her bail.

 

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