A Blackfoot woman will have to spend about a year behind bars for telling a lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigator last year after she accidentally ran someone over with a car.

According to U.S. Attorney Bart Davis, Olivia Sabrina Jay, 23, was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison for making a false statement to a federal officer. Jay will also have to serve three years of supervised release once out of prison; she entered a guilty plea in June of this year. In September of 2019 Fort Hall Police responded to home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation after a person was run over by a car and was severely injured.

Police talked to Jay who said a drunk man had ran over the victim on purpose. An FBI Special agent later spoke to Jay and she again said someone else had run the victim over on purpose. A witness eventually told police that Jay had been driving the car and she admitted to accidentally running over the victim.

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