Man Found Guilty of Felony Assault in Crash Case
A jury has found a man guilty of felony assault after a trial. John W. Cole is the man who has been convicted of felony assault and driving while under the influence. The trial happened in the Saratoga County Court in Ballston Spa on March 16, 2018.
The jury convicted John W. Coleman auto repair businessman, of the two charges. He was driving in one night and crashed his BMW into a tree on Sitterly Road. His actions left the passenger in his vehicle with severe injuries. The passenger is now quadriplegic.
The jury was comprised of seven men and five women. They delivered the case for two days and announced the verdict at around 2:45 in the afternoon. His charges were guilty of second-degree assault and driving while impaired. He was also charged with reckless driving.
District Attorney Karen Heggen had this to say to reporters about the verdict, “This is a just result.” She feels he has been held accountable for the accident and for the injuries the victim is dealing with because of the accident.
If you’ve been injured in an accident because of the actions of an impaired driver, you could have a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident because of the reckless actions of a drunk driver, you could receive financial compensation for your injuries. To find out more, contact us at Frekhtman & Associates. Give us a call at (212) 222-1111.
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