Julia Ann Rastelli | Riverside police

Woman pleads guilty to DUI in hit-and-run of 10-year-old girl

SHARE Woman pleads guilty to DUI in hit-and-run of 10-year-old girl
SHARE Woman pleads guilty to DUI in hit-and-run of 10-year-old girl

A west suburban woman pleaded guilty to driving drunk and hitting a 10-year-old girl in a school zome last fall in Riverside.

Julia Ann Rastelli, 51, was sentenced Monday to 18 months of probation and 480 hours of community service after pleading guilty to aggravated felony DUI and failure to report an accident, according to Cook County Circuit Court records.

The woman was drunk and talking on her cell phone with her 14-year-old daughter in the car when her vehicle struck the 10-year-old girl about 3 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2014 near the intersection of Longcommon and Herrick roads, Riverside police said at the time.

Rastelli drove off but police tracked her down about a half mile away after a witness provided the woman’s license plate number, police said.

Rastelli, of the 100 block of Southcote Road in Riverside, failed a field sobriety test. She had just picked up her daughter from Riverside-Brookfield High School, authorities said.

She received credit for three days served in jail and also must pay $1,347 in fines.

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