Jacob Crawley, 40, of Hurleyville, was convicted by a jury before the Sullivan County Court on February 3 of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child Passenger, a felony,
MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County District Attorney Meagan Galligan announced that Jacob Crawley, 40, of Hurleyville, was convicted by a jury before the Sullivan County Court on February 3 of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With a Child Passenger, a felony, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, misdemeanors, and several traffic violations. By its verdict, the jury found that Crawley sped along West Broadway in the Village of Monticello, while he was intoxicated, with a six-year-old child and an open container of alcohol in his car, nearly striking a uniformed police officer who was engaged in an unrelated vehicle and traffic stop on July 7, 2019, at about 1:50 a.m. A Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Crawley in October of 2019; delays relating to the pandemic resulted in the commencement of the trial on Monday, January 31. The verdict was delivered on February 3.
“This defendant’s actions directly endangered the lives of a child and a police officer, as well as all those who traveled along his route that night. I am grateful to the trial jurors for their service and attention to this case over the course of this week,” Galligan said. Galligan thanked the members of the Village of Monticello Police Department who testified for remaining committed to justice in this case despite trial delays. The case was prosecuted at trial by assistant district attorney Michael Puma.
Sentencing is scheduled before Sullivan County Court Judge E. Danielle Jose-Decker for April 29.
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