Cathy Jean Jones Felony Hit and Run Case – Update #1

Brittany Norton
The hit and run victim, Brittany Norton

Cathy Jean Jones, 41, of Malibu, struck 28-year old Britanny Norton on the evening of February 1st in a crosswalk on Main Street in Santa Monica, leaving her with severe head trauma, multiple facial fractures, and broken ribs.  Cathy Jones’ van was allegedly traveling at 40mph at the time (the speed limit on Main St is 30mph) as she attempted to “pass a slower moving vehicle by using the bicycle/parking lane“. According to an off-duty firefighter who witnessed the collision, “Brittany Norton (was) spinning in the air after she was struck“.

Jones stopped for a few seconds, then decided to take off, erratically driving down side streets to get away from the scene of the crime.  The off-duty firefighter chased her down and luckily got the license plate, then later identified the culprit once police officers apprehended her in a nearby grocery store parking lot.

Cathy Jean Jones VC 20001A
Cathy Jean Jones charged with Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Collision (VC 20001A)

Jones was charged with leaving the scene of an “accident” aka Hit and Run.

Quick recap of the case:

  • March 5th – Jones enters not guilty plea to Felony Hit and Run with Injury charge
  • Oct 12 – Judge Mader decides there is sufficient evidence to hold Jones to answer before a jury after hearing from two witnesses (including the off-duty firefighter) and the victim
  • Oct 26 – Jones re-arraigned, pleads not guilty again

Another interesting fact about Jones is that she was booked on a few other charges on 10/10/2010 (the same date as CicLAvia) for assault and battery on police officer, resisting arrest, and failure to disperse from unlawful assembly. This was two days before she pleaded not guilty to the hit and run.

The next pre-trial hearing for Cathy Jean Jones is on Jan 6 2011, Dept. F, at the LAX Courthouse (11701 South La Cienega Bl, LA, CA 90045).

The Nortons have set up a support page where folks can help out Brittany and her family.

Mihai Peteu

Software Developer, Bike Safety Instructor, Amateur triathlete

7 thoughts on “Cathy Jean Jones Felony Hit and Run Case – Update #1

  1. I did not give Cathy Jean Jones the love she needed. All her fault is on me. I loved her as much as I was enabled by the gospel at the time and I am corrupt. Please release help me release her from her bondage, I am her husband.

  2. If you doubt my province dear reader please do your fact checking, I failed as a husband to this woman. She is finer than I will ever be. Please apply all debt in her case to my carpus. She is GOOD you fucker. Cast the first stone to the man that drove her away, not to her my sweet wife that I love. All of her offenses are against me and not to society. I failed you, not her. Bring your judgment upon my sordid affair. She is a good lady and better than I can ever be. Please forgive her. Place the blame on me. I do not lie in my testimony. She is clean, I offended her.

  3. I have done an injustice to my wife. I did not count her dreams. I cast her dreams aside. Why are you so terrible to count her acts after the fact of our marriage against her. All she ever wanted was a place in the scheme of things. She deserves more than this fucking sin you place upon her. You fucking hypocrit journalist, you will not even print the facts of your life. I tell you now and here I am not worthy and my wife Cathy Jean Jones was willing to marry me, not for reason, but for love. She is so clean in my eyes at this point. Please print a rebuke of your testimony. fuck you actor, you are guilty, of pretending to do journalism. Contact me at if you wish to know the ways that I have offended and caused Cathy Jean Jones to offend as she has in this case. Please report the truth, not the circumstances. I enmplore you as a a fellow journalist. I am nothing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *