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Gainesville man given 2 years work release after serious injury wreck
Erik Mosqueda
Erik Mosqueda

A Gainesville man was sentenced to two years on Hall County work release and ordered to pay restitution after a serious injury wreck last year, according to court documents.

Erik Mosqueda, 19, was given two years in confinement on a total 10-year sentence for serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving. He was sentenced under the First Offender Act by Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller. 

Mosqueda will be allowed to work up to 16 hours per day while in work release.

After the first two years, the rest may be on probation.

Under the First Offender Act, Mosqueda “shall be completely exonerated of guilt” for the offense if he successfully fulfills the terms of the sentence.

Mosqueda was originally arrested at East Ridge Road and charged by Gainesville Police with reckless driving and serious injury by vehicle.

Mosqueda was driving a Jeep Cherokee “recklessly in the parking lot when he struck a pothole, lost control of the vehicle and struck the teen,” Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously told The Times

The 16-year-old girl suffered injuries to her face and head, Holbrook said.

According to a restitution order signed July 30, the amount is to be determined “for the cost of cosmetic surgery to forehead of victim.”

“We are satisfied with the case closure, and both sides appreciate the victim’s involvement in the legal process. We expect Mr. Mosqueda to take advantage of Hall County’s excellent work release program, and wish him luck,” Mosqueda’s attorney Matt Leipold said in a statement.

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