NY Driver High On Drugs Gets 16 Years In Prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man is going to prison for 16 years after admitting he was high on cocaine when he killed another driver in a crash while being chased by police in a stolen car.

Robert Feder was sentenced Friday in Nassau County Court in Mineola. He pleaded guilty in October to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges in the death of John Carney.

Prosecutors say when police tried to stop Feder last May, he accelerated through several stop signs and then ran through a red light, smashing into a car driven by Carney.

Carney, a deputy county attorney, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of the crash, Feder did not have a valid driver’s license; his license had been suspended 19 times previously.

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  • KPMc

    I like how the headline only mentions drugs like that’s the reason he’s getting 16 years. Meanwhile he has a litany of transgressions…

    1. No license
    2. stolen car
    3. fleeing police
    4. running stop signs and red lights
    5. his actions killed a person

    but the headline implies his going to jail for drugs.. like he got pulled over in a random stop and that’s why he’s going to prison. Even without the coke he was a POS.

    Including the cocaine I count at least 6 things that should have put him in prison for even longer than 16 years.

  • DanTe

    Just 16 years? We should start getting high and running over judges.

  • bush

    Suspended 19 times … fleeing in stolen car … I’m surprised they didn’t give him probation.

  • Paul Kohloff

    suspended 19 times who ever let him go for the 3rd time up to #19 every one of them should be in jail with him.

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