Last year, now 22-year-old Jie Fu Gong pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving causing impairment of bodily function after going 125 mph in a 35 mph zone and wrecking a C7 Corvette. Now, the driver faces nine months in prison.
The charge calls for up to five years in prison since a 17-year-old passenger suffered two broken legs after the Corvette wrecked at 93 mph in Ann Arbor, Michigan. MLive reported last Thursday that Washtenaw County Judge Archie Brown exceeded the recommended sentencing.
Originally, the probation department recommended six months in prison, but Judge Brown said if Gong was going to behave recklessly, he was going to “pay the price.”
Gong originally said he had no recollection of the crash, but then changed his story. He told police he was traveling around 50 mph when something ran out into the road and caused him to cross the yellow line and hit a tree. An investigation revealed Gong’s high speeds and concluded the wreck occurred due to reckless driving.
Following his jail time, Gong will serve two years of probation. He will not be allowed to operate a vehicle without written permission from the court during his probation period.