LaGrangeville, NY - who was under the influence of drugs when he was involved in a fatal, two-car crash in LaGrange in 2006 was sentenced today to the time he had already served in jail and placed on probation for five years.
Dutchess County Court Judge Thomas J. Dolan imposed the sentence on Shawn E. Hazel, 39, of East Noxon Road.
Hazel admitted last month he had ingested oxycodone before his car collided with a car driven by 73-year-old Louis Antolotti, also of LaGrangeville, on Aug. 11, 2006. The accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Noxon and Todd Hill roads.
Hazel entered guilty pleas last month to driving while his ability was impaired by drugs, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Hazel served about 11 months in jail awaiting the disposition of his case. He was also fined $1,000.