Clear Lake hit and run - updated

The Clear Lake Police Department says it has identified the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash on South Third Street Feb. 11. Francis LaPointe, a second-grade teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, has been charged in magistrate court. 

CLEAR LAKE | A second-grade Clear Creek Elementary teacher pleaded guilty in hit-and-run crash and was fined. 

Francis Joseph Lapointe, 28, of Clear Lake, was charged in magistrate court with misdemeanor failure to report an accident - death or personal injury and a traffic violation for failure to maintain control.

Lapointe submitted a written plea of guilty to an amended charge and failure to maintain control on April 13.

Assistant County Attorney William J. Hoekstra agreed to amend the charge to failure to report an accident involving property damage.

Lapointe was sentenced Tuesday.  

He was fined two $100 fines with a criminal penalty surcharge of 35 percent and the court costs of both cases.

According to Lapointe's staff biography on the school's website, this academic year marked his third year teaching second grade at Clear Creek.

He submitted his resignation letter April 1, which was approved by the Clear Lake School Board. The letter states his resignation is effective at the end of the current academic year.

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