Rochester teen sentenced to 9 years for crash that seriously hurt Buffalo Police officer
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC/WGRZ)— The Rochester teen who pleaded guilty to leading police on a chase that seriously hurt a Buffalo Police officer will spend nearly a decade in prison.
According to WGRZ, the teen was sentenced to nine years in prison with three years of post-release supervision.
On June 3, the teen drove out of a traffic stop in Buffalo, led officers through a cemetery. On the way out, the car hit a light pole and two other vehicles. The pole came down on a squad car driven by Jonathan Negron, leaving him with a severe head injury.
Negron spent 36 days in Erie County Medical Center before he was released in July. At one point, he was in a medically-induced coma.
Officer Negron was trying to stop a car that fled through Mount Calvary Cemetery and onto Harlem Road when it hit a light pole and two other vehicles.
The teen initially faced a maximum of up to 15 years in prison. He pled guilty to counts of assault on a police officer and unlawful fleeing a police officer in September.