Woman Who Hit Estranged Husband With Car Sentenced To 6 Months In Jail

Judge also orders Jennifer Krejci to enter a drug treatment program

A Mentor woman who admitted to assaulting her estranged husband was sentenced to six months in jail Monday morning in .

However, Jennifer Krejci, 47, will not have serve her jail sentence until January. In the meantime, Judge John Trebets ordered her to undergo drug treatment and aftercare.

Trebets also fined her $500 and ordered her to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

Krejci .

Shortly before midnight on June 29, Krejci got a call from a family member who told her that her estranged husband was riding toward the 306 Lounge with another woman on the back of his motorcycle, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said at the time of her arrest..

She got in her Ford Mustang and drove until she spotted the man sitting on his motorcycle in the bar's parking lot.

A witness told police that Krejci drove over the sidewalk, narrowly missed hitting another car and crashed into the side of his bike, Zbiegien said.

The collision knocked her husband onto the ground and caused the bike to topple onto his leg.

The falling bike also struck the 35-year-old woman who was standing nearby.

Krejci then got out of her car and cussed at her estranged husband as she repeatedly stomped on his head, Zbiegien said.

She then drove away as witnesses called the police.

Her husband had injuries to his right leg and head but he refused to go to the hospital. Instead, paramedics from the Mentor Fire Department gave him medical treatment right there.

Mentor Police went to Jennifer Krejci's home where she admitted to striking his bike with her car, Zbiegien said.

The drug possession charge stems from the police finding bath salts on Krejci when they arrested her, Zbiegien added.

Kyle August 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
So just to clarify Jesse, your mom pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge, but had no drugs on her? Why would she plead guilty then? Sounds like she would have had a great chance to beat the charge then. Whose bath salts did they find?
cj August 28, 2012 at 05:38 PM
bath salts are not detectable at this time with drug testing. be happy that she is getting help, you could use some support as well.
cj August 28, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Jesse, you are doing what comes natural also - protecting your mother. At this time, you need to take care of yourself and not also fall victim to her manipulation.
Kyle August 28, 2012 at 06:38 PM
So they didn't find bath salts on her? What was it they found then Jesse? Did they plant the "drugs" on her then?
Barb August 28, 2012 at 09:29 PM
First off she is NOT in jail for 6 months. No jail time & No drug rehab.....totally clean. Think about it...What would u plead to if you were charged with TWO felonies????? Take a lesser charge....until ur faced with it yourself (the lesser of two evils) people dont realize how we can all be f........! Dont be so nai ve!!!!
Jason Lea (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Hi Barb, I want to clarify the assertion that Krejci faces no jail time. According to Mentor Municipal Court records -- I'd link to the page here; but, for some reason, its site is glitching at the moment -- Krejci has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, starting Jan. 4. Obviously, the judge can waive that later if he sees fit; but, as of now, Krejci is scheduled to serve 6 months in jail. I even double-checked this information with the court to make sure I was understanding it.
cj August 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM
bath salts do not help you gain weight. It is synthetic meth and will most certainly make you NOT EAT AT ALL and hallucinate. I know first hand.
Barb August 29, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Dear Concerned parent..........He never had any time for his daughter. Money doesn"t make a parent. Love & time & understanding makes a good parent. Its not about what a parent materially gives a child. Its about giving of your time and love. Most of the money he earned went for his own toys & interest.
cj August 29, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I don't mean to offend you at all. There is never a good reason to self medicate. Things have a way of spiraling out of control quickly. I think it would be very helpful for you to even go to an al-anon mtg. It helps many families.
Mentor resident August 29, 2012 at 02:28 AM
I'm concerned for this child who is being put in the middle of all this mess. Do her parents know she is commenting on this? I hope she is or will soon be getting some counseling. It's hard for a child to see all the facts when she obviously cares so much. I just hope that in time she will see the whole picture.
Kyle August 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Since when do you need a straw to ingest a weight gain supplement? I was always told to mix it with water/milk or take it as a pill, not snort it like a drug. Weird.
Marie August 29, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Oh my goodness.... a few things, Jesse, you need to stop fighting your mothers battles. Honey, this is not your problem.. You want to defend your mom because you are embarassed and that is so understandable, however, your mom does need help. I know you all, your mom has lost a lot of friends because of her irrational behavior. Your dad does work very hard (Barb) and maybe he could be a better father if he didn't have to work so hard to support the spending. You know what I'm talking about. I don't need to be specific. Please don't tell lies about what happened, it makes you look bad. There were a lot of witnesses that night, who can confirm police reports. Jesse, you need to not have such clouded judgement, your mom appears to be distorting your view of your dad, I don't want to drag your family's personal life into public, if you think back, you will know exactly what I am referring to. It's too much for you, and you keep changing what happened to protect her. Your dad was a victim! You need to understand that, It doesn't matter how someone hurts you, you do not use violence and it concerns me how you are blowing it off to protect your mom! You love her, and that's ok. But, she does need help. I agree with CJ, you need councel. Hopefully your parents will see to that. Thank you Jason, that is what I read as well. Barb, it will do no good to keep the truth from Jesse, otherwise we will end up reading about her in the future. Look at what all these people
Marie August 29, 2012 at 03:01 PM
are saying. I agree with all of them, with the exception of Barb, Barb, I think you are doing this child harm, when she needs the truth, love, and support!! Just a side note Jesse, the police did find bath salts, And just a question to ponder, why is your mom not on here defending herself? Why is this being left to an obviously confused and scared sixteen year old little girl? You really should stop going on here. It can't be helping. I beg of you to talk to your father, use this time to connect and try and sort out how this affecting BOTH of you! I know it's hard, but you've been forced to face some harsh realities. You can choose to take control or you can let this beat you. I hope you make the right choice! Good luck to you all.
Mary Jo Stack August 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Jesse, please stop reading and commenting on the story. I will not comment on the case. What I will say is Jesse, please just take care of you right now. You have lots of friends to help you through this all. You have a whole life ahead of you and its important for you to move on. Its hard to hear people talk about your parents, please don't listen. Throw yourself into school and your friends right now.
Just a Neighbor August 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Sweetheart, you just opened a huge can of worms. So, let's see. You're not being manipulated, yet you're here, telling everyone your business, regardless truth or not, about how bad a person your father is when your mom is sitting here buying your love? Have you ever stepped back from this whole situation and wondered why your dad doesn't spend as much time with you? Oh yeah, probably because he's out there working his ass off while you and mommy go shopping. Ever wonder where all that money for your Ugg boots and Victoria's Secret shit came from? And this is how you repay his support? I'm not gonna lie, you're acting pretty pathetic right now, and it seems to me all this commenting is just for attention. You have the biggest lack of respect a child could ever show for their parent. And another thing you really need to open your eyes to - police aren't gonna make you choose whether you have drugs on you or not. They aren't gonna plant them there. You make your bed, you lay in it honey. But you keep on thinking that it'll make your mom gain weight. Since she's apparently so stressed out, I'm sure... And, you really think your dad is the only one going out for drinks after work? Let me tell you something, at least that's the only thing he's gone out for. Someone ought to print the shit you're putting on here and send you to counseling. Like Concern Parent said, you need one hell of a wake up call. Bless your heart. You need it.
Bill K. August 30, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I have one request for everyone. Please stop casting stones for a mistake that has been made. None of us are perfect and in an instant we can all make a mistake that change our lives forever. I just want you to know that Jen has been a good mother to Jesse. Jesse I want you to know that I still LOVE YOU and will always LOVE You because you are my daughter.
HappyKamper August 30, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Hit him with her car and stomped on his head repeatedly until made to stop. Then gets 180 days (probably dropped later for comm service or probation and drug rehab). That makes me sad. I don't care what the reason you make a mistake is. You still made it and there needs to be some sort of punishment. Someone drinking and driving who kills someone else in the process still gets vehicular homicide (or should) it's a mistake yes but people still suffer from your mistakes. A soldier battling with trauma from war who self medicates still has to face punishment if they get caught with drugs... even if there is good reason they are doing so. I cannot imagine ever being able to intentionally stomp on someones head .... it's literally insane.
Tina September 02, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Bill I was so sorry to hear about this situation. But, you pretty much knew what you were walking into when you married her. Too bad it got so out of control. I hope you come out of this okay. To stomp on your head is really pathetic, she should have just punched you instead. That would be more personal.
william krejci September 05, 2012 at 12:53 AM
get a life every body barb tina marie cj mary jo sacks jason lea kyle i wonder if you were face to face if you wuold run your mouths like you are i think NOT ? wjk
Emma September 05, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Wow, I really feel bad for this family. It looks like there are a lot of people in your corner, Bill, but it may be the wrong time to do that and definately the wrong place, the guy asked nicely for everyone to please stop posting, If you truly care about him, then honor his wishes. And if you don't know him, maybe you should just not say anything. Isn't this family facing enough?! Why don't we all just let this family deal with it the way they need to. Geez, this is so out of hand! They have a kid who has to see this, please remember that! We all have our own problems, this is terrible. Jason, can't these posts be removed for the sake of this family and to end this crap? This all seems like it should be flagged, because it is ALL inappropriate! "There for the grace of God go I"....just saying.
Jason Lea (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I've deleted some comments because they violated our terms of use. Also, I'm going to disable further commenting on this story. I don't think it benefits anyone to continue this conversation. If you disagree with that decision, email me at jason.lea@patch.com and state your case.


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