Heroin Driver Sentenced to 3 Years

A man who crashed into three cars and a building while driving high on heroin will serve three years in state prison, plus three years on probation.

Jason Thompson was sentenced in Monroe County Court on chargeS of assault, vehicular assault and DWI. The 40-year-old Thompson pleaded guilty to the charges.

A year ago in May, Thompson drove south on Route 19 in Sweden from Route 31. His pickup truck rear-ended two cars, then crashed head-on into a third car that was coming from the other direction. That put the mother, father and young child in that car in the hospital.

Thompson kept going until he crashed into the Abbots store on Lake Road. EMTs had to use two doses of Narcan to revive him.

Thompson will have to equip his car with an ingition interlock device after his three years of probation, and he won't get his license back for six months.


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