Kellie Foley, mother of Jayden Cho-Sargent, stepfather, Chris Foley, and grandmother, Cynthia Atkinson, react in 8th District Court in Lewiston on Thursday morning. Kellie Foley holds a picture of Cho-Sargent.  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Laurie Young addresses the family of Jayden Cho-Sargent in 8th District Court in Lewiston on Thursday morning. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

LEWISTON — A district court judge has found Laurie Young guilty of failing to yield to Jayden Cho-Sargent as he was crossing Main Street last November.

Cho-Sargent, a Lewiston Middle School student who was walking to school, was killed when he was struck by Young’s pickup truck. He was 13 years old.

Judge Rick Lawrence, who presided over Tuesday’s bench trial, sentenced Young to a three-year loss of license and a $3,000 fine, $2,000 of which can be satisfied by 200 hours of community service, preferably public speaking to school kids about her experience.

Young, of South Paris, had faced a fine of up to $5,000, and a license suspension of between 14 days and four years. Since it was a civil violation, there was no possibility of jail time.

Young, who worked as an education technician at a Lewiston elementary school, was charged with a motor vehicle violation of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a walkway, resulting in death.

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