Woman who struck bicyclist with car gets up to 5 years in prison

Woman who struck bicyclist with car gets up to 5 years in prison
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A Spencer woman last week was sentenced to serve up to five years in prison for intentionally hitting a bicyclist with her car last summer.

Wendy Willard was accused of striking a female bicyclist with her car at the Fourth Avenue SW and 12th Street SW intersection in Spencer on August 30.

Judge David Lester on Monday sentenced Willard to serve five years in prison for a count of willful injury and two years for a count of assault while displaying a deadly weapon.

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Willard will serve both prison sentences concurrently, or at the same time.

Willard reached a plea agreement in the case last month. As part of the agreement, Willard pleaded guilty to a county of willful injury and a count of assault while displaying a deadly weapon. A count of assault while participating in a felony was dropped.

After hitting the bicyclist with her car, police reported witnesses stated Willard then got out of her vehicle and punched the victim in the face multiple times.


The affidavit also states Willard accused the woman of having an affair with the father of her children. Willard accosted her during the assault, the document indicates.

Court records show Willard was granted credit for time already served.


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