Ex-college student sentenced in hit and run


Nearly two years ago, Scott McGuire, a federal agent with the Homeland Security Investigation Unit in New Orleans and Gulfport native, was struck by a drunk driver in Miami just before getting into a taxi.
The driver, then 21-year-old Jordana Rosales, was a college student in South Beach and claimed to have had more than ten mixed drinks before getting behind the wheel of her vehicle.
Yesterday, the 23-year-old Rosales was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by five years of probation after hitting McGuire and his partner in her Mercedes then fleeing the scene. Reports also show she attempted to have her car towed and repaired before police discovered it the next morning.
She was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and also charged with DUI manslaughter. “I have no doubt that you will reflect on your behavior, that you will have a long time to think about that there will not be a day go by where you do not think about this family and the devastation you have caused. I hope you appreciate the consequences and your actions and your steps that you are remorseful. The court understands that this is a very difficult case and that you make the most of your time and that you get out and be a productive member of our community.”
As a special condition of Rosales probation, she is required to speak to high schools, colleges, or youth groups at least six times a year.