Endwell Man Sentenced For Crash in Stolen Truck That Injured Two
An Endwell man who was under the influence of methamphetamine when he crashed a stolen pickup truck into a car, injuring an Endwell woman, will serve 2 and a third to seven years in New York State prison and pay over $45,000 in restitution.
21-year-old Brandon Carlson pleaded guilty in June to Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree and was sentenced this week in the October 11th crash that left 83-year-old Eileen Patch seriously hurt.
Authorities said Carlson stole a Dodge Ram pickup truck on Squires Avenue on October 11 and ran over the leg of the owner, seriously hurting him as he sped off in the truck.
A New York State Trooper gave chase after an alert was issued for the pickup and Carlson continued driving at a high rate of speed, at times reaching 80 miles per hour in a 30 mile an hour speed zone.
The eastbound truck smashed into a compact, Chevrolet sedan driven by Patch, on Country Club Road at Stark Avenue.
The 83-year-old’s multiple injuries required her to be hospitalized for several days following the crash.
In addition to pleading guilty to Vehicular Assault, Carlson also pleaded guilty in June to Operating a Motor Vehicle while impaired by drugs and causing injury to another and Attempted Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Second Degree. He also admitted to driving without a license.
Broome County District Attorney Michael Korchak commented after the sentencing: “Carlson ruined the lives of his victims as well as his own life. He must now be held accountable for his actions.”