Reckord gets 31 months for deadly hit and run

SPOKANE, Wash. - Scott Reckord received a 31 month sentence Tuesday morning after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide for a deadly March 2010 hit and run crash.

Reckord, who operates the Sullivan Scoreboard Tavern, struck and killed cyclist David Squires, 56, who was in the crosswalk at the intersection of Division and Sprague. Reckord drove away from the scene, pursued by a witness to the crash, Bobbi Curtis, whose husband jumped out of their car to render Squires aid while she pursued Reckord.

After about a mile and a half he turned around, went back to the crash scene, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.

Scott Reckord sentenced

In court Tuesday, Squires' son told the judge about the night he learned of his father's death and how Squires would never meet his new grandchildren.

Reckord's attorney reminded the judge of how his client's tavern has sponsored many charitable fundraisers and that Reckord was remorseful from the very beginning. Then Reckord stood up before David Squires' family to tell them something they've waited two and half years to hear.

"I can't apologize enough for the terrible error in judgment I made. I made a life changing mistake and I see all the people that its affected," he said.

In exchange for his guilty plea on the vehicular homicide charge the hit and run charge against him was dropped. He was sentenced to 31 months in prison, based on the prosecutors' recommendation.