KINGSTON – A Gardiner
man was sentenced in Ulster County Court on Tuesday to one to three years
in state prison on his conviction of vehicular assault. Kevin Coyle’s
driver’s license was also revoked as part of his sentence.
Coyle pled guilty regarding a June 7, 2015 incident. At about 3:30 p.m.,
he was driving on Route 44/55 in the Town of Gardiner while his ability
was impaired by marijuana and oxycodone. His vehicle crossed into the
opposite lane of traffic and collided head on with a vehicle going in
As a result of that crash, the driver of the other vehicle, a 36-year-old
Gardiner man, and his 23-month-old daughter, both suffered serious injuries.
An eyewitness, who had been behind Coyle’s car for several miles,
indicated that Coyle’s car was driving erratically and had crossed
the double yellow line several times before causing the crash.
The victims spoke at the sentencing of how their lives have been impacted
by Coyle’s decision to drive while impaired by drugs.