Today’s news:

Nine years in prison for woman who hit 2 men: DA

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A Long Island woman who smoked crack, drove and hit two men in a construction zone in Spring Gardens has been sentenced to nine years in prison and five years supervision post-release, the Queens district attorney’s office said.

Yolanda Silvera, 29, of Malverne, L.I., pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in February, the DA said. She was driving near the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 150th Street in the evening of Aug. 13, 2009, and was arguing with David Kruger, a passenger in the car, when she struck the two men, sending one of them flying over the hood of her car, the DA said.

One man, 36, received trauma to his face and had to have his leg amputated, the DA said. The other man, 35, had injuries that have required multiple surgeries, the DA said.

Kruger, who lives on Fowler Street in Bellmore, L.I., pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, in 2010, the DA said. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 21, the DA said.

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group