BARSTOW • A man was sentenced to 16 months in state prison Thursday after he pleaded no contest to a felony hit-and-run charge, court records show.
California Highway Patrol had sought out and arrested Robert Weber, 36, in January in connection with being the driver who fled the scene of a single-car rollover crash off Highway 247, three miles south of Barstow. The crash resulted in critical injury to his 62-year-old female passenger.
Weber was charged Jan. 31 by the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office with hit-and-run resulting in injury or death, according to court records.
Sometime between the evening of Jan. 15 and the morning of Jan. 16, a 2010 Dodge Challenger careened more than 100 feet off the roadway, according to previous reports.
A passerby who spotted the wreckage notified CHP at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 16, CHP officials said.
"There was a slight hill," former Barstow CHP Officer Adam Croxton explained at the time. "It was quite a ways off the roadway and difficult to spot even during the day."
Upon arrival, CHP officers found the vehicle and the injured woman, a Barstow resident, inside the right passenger seat, CHP said.
The woman was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton with severe head trauma. There were no available updates on her condition Thursday, according to Barstow CHP Officer Don Spiker.
Weber had 140 days knocked off his sentence for time served and good behavior, according to court records.
Shea Johnson may be reached at (760) 256-4126 or at SJohnson@DesertDispatch.com.