Janet Hinds Sentenced to 11 Years for Death of Chattanooga Police Officer

UPDATE: Reaction from Attorney General Neal Pinikston: “We’re very satisfied with it based upon the case facts and the law that the judge has to go by…We argued for the maximum. We got one year less, so we’re satisfied with that.”

At the trial, prosecutors said Janet Hinds consumed 76 ounces of beer and one shot of vodka at the Farm to Fork restaurant in Ringgold the night she hit Chattanooga Police Officer Nicholas Galinger in bad weather.  He was inspecting an overflowing manhole.  The impact knocked him 160 feet down the road.  Hinds fled the scene and was only arrested after a warrant had been taken out against her, and she turned herself in.


Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Janet Hinds was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the hit and run death of Chattanooga Police Officer Nicholas Galinger. Judge Don Poole issued the ruling Monday morning.

Hinds was found guilty on 8 counts in September, 2021.

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