LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An inmate at Coxackie Correctional Facility in West Coxackie, NY, was finally sentenced on Tuesday after the prison van originally taking him to the Livingston County courthouse for sentencing crashed on I-390 near Exit 7 on Jan. 27, injuring him and one of two corrections officers transporting him.
Keion Peterson, 41, was sentenced to 4 years in prison Tuesday morning for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, to be served concurrently, or at the same time as, his current sentence for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, for which he is set to be released in July 2022.
Peterson did not appear to have any physical injury from the accident, but the NYS Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) said after the accident that they did transport Peterson to Strong Memorial Hospital with a head injury, and the corrections officer driving the van to Noyes Hospital with a leg injury.
First responders had to cut away the back of the van to extract Peterson from the vehicle after the crash.
Three officers with the NYS Department of Corrections appeared in court with him instead of the typical two.
Peterson has been incarcerated for drug crimes on two previous occasions at Willard and Butler Correctional Facilities.
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