A Hudson Valley man caused serious injury when he crashed head-on into a car impaired by heroin.
On Monday, 28-year-old Jonathan Keefe of Kingston was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison after previously pleading guilty on May 20, to vehicular assault in the Second Degree and DWAI by the combined influence of drugs as a Class E felony.
Keefe was arrested on September 26, 2019, following a two-vehicle car crash where Keefe admitted to the police he had consumed heroin before operating the motor vehicle. His vehicle crossed the double yellow line on 9W in Marlborough and hit the other driver head-on, who was traveling in the opposite direction.
For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
A blood draw that was done came back showing fentanyl in his system along with a metabolite of cocaine. Keefe was thereafter additionally charged with vehicular assault after an Ulster County grand jury determined the other driver sustained serious physical injury as a result of Keefe's impaired driving by drugs. Officials didn't release more details about the victim.
Keefe has a prior conviction for DWAI by drugs in 2015.
Nearly 30 New York Sex Offenders Recently Moved in Hudson Valley
New York officials are alerting the public about 30 New York sex offenders who recently moved in the Hudson Valley.
Many New York Businesses Will Require Customers to be Vaccinated
Photos: Historic 'Hudson Mansion,' With Stage Listed For Discounted Price
Jaw-Dropping $9.5 Million Transformation Complete At Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Nearly 40 Children Have Gone Missing From the Hudson Valley
Highest-Rated Airbnb in New York Found in Hudson Valley
You won't have to leave the Hudson Valley if you want to enjoy New York's highest-rated Airbnb.
38 'Most Wanted' in New York
Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."
LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State
compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche
. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com
On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.
Hidden Treasure Worth Thousands Found in New York Home