YARMOUTH (CBS/AP) – Police in Yarmouth say “convicted violent felon” Gina Giovangelo, wanted on an outstanding warrant, has turned herself in.
Authorities had been looking for Giovangelo, 26, who they say gave false information about her identity when officers stopped her on Aug. 3. The Barnstable District Court issued a warrant for her arrest; that’s where she turned herself in on Thursday.
“Giovangelo is a convicted violent Felon and has a wide ranging criminal record with 20 prior criminal charges on her record in Massachusetts which includes Homicide while Driving While Intoxicated in 2010,” police said in a statement.
Prosecutors said the 19-year-old Giovangelo had been drinking before she fatally struck 47-year-old Lillian White as she crossed a Hyannis street in a crosswalk in her wheelchair in May 2010. A judge sentenced Giovangelo to three years in jail after she pleaded guilty.
The warrant was issued for driving with a license revoked for motor vehicle homicide, giving false information to a police officer and texting while driving.
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