Getaway driver sentenced to jail in taxi robbery

Virginia

The get-a-way driver in a 2018 taxi driver robbery has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

50-year-old Patricia Ann Miller, pleaded guilty to the robbery in Winchester circuit court on Friday. She will be on three years of supervised probation after being released and must pay $471 to the driver and $13 to Uncle Sam’s Cab.

The robbery occurred in the 1900 block of harvest drive on May 24 2018. Winchester officials say the taxi driver picked up Lydia Honaker, who they said put a knife to the driver’s throat and demanded money and the driver’s phone. Honaker is alleged to have fled in a car driven by Miller. Police said Miller told them she and Honaker smoked crack before the robbery and used the stolen money to buy more crack. 

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