Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Brittany Keifer, 27, of Point Pleasant, was sentenced today by the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P, as a result of a previously entered guilty plea, to three years of probation and fifty hours of community service for Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1. Keifer was also sentenced to one year’s loss of driving privilege and a $2500 fine as a result of her guilty plea to the motor vehicle offense of leaving the Scene of an Accident in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-129.
The State argued for Keifer to serve 364 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of probation.
Keifer pled guilty to both charges before the Honorable Therese Cunningham, J.S.C., on December 2, 2019.
Keifer’s co-defendant, Kyle Ramos, 29, of Seaside Heights, previously entered a guilty plea to Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3a(3) before Judge Cunningham on December 2, 2019, will be sentenced at a later date.
Officials say on August 9, 2019, Point Pleasant Police responded to a report of a hit and run incident on Route 88.
Police discovered that a female juvenile riding a bicycle had been struck by a dark colored BMW that fled the scene.
The victim suffered serious bodily injuries and was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
An investigation by the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit determined that Keifer had struck the juvenile with her vehicle and fled the scene.
She then contacted Ramos to pick her up at a location several blocks away in Point Pleasant.
Ramos assisted Keifer in hiding the vehicle and attempted to have the vehicle repaired in an effort to hinder the investigation. Keifer turned herself in to law enforcement the following day.