Meredith Ashley, 21, who was facing more than a dozen charges stemming from a hit-and-run incident involving a bicyclist this July, pled guilty to one count of reckless driving in District Court in Ocean City on Monday.
Judge Daniel Mumford fined Ashley $300 for reckless driving from a July 8 accident when her vehicle struck a cyclist heading south on Coastal Highway near 46th Street.
When police arrived on the scene just before 11 p.m., they found a victim bleeding from both elbows and expressing concern over a potential head injury.
Police reported that a witness said that Ashley had been driving in the bus lane so she could splash pedestrians by driving through puddles. The witness also told police that after hitting the bicyclist Ashley sped off.
Ashley’s defense attorney and father, Joseph Ashley, told the court his daughter first drove to her 2nd Street residence before receiving his counsel and contacting police.