Flanders landscaper dies after being struck by allegedly high driver

A landscaper from Flanders has died after he was hit Tuesday by a driver who was allegedly under the influence of drugs. Investigators say Brianna

Investigators say Brianna Hassett told police that she had recently smoked marijuana, then took heroin and Xanax before hitting Anibal Aceituno-Perez, 52, with her car in Ridge.

Investigators say Brianna Hassett told police that she had recently smoked marijuana, then took heroin and Xanax before hitting Anibal Aceituno-Perez, 52, with her car in Ridge. (9/15/16)

RIDGE - A landscaper from Flanders has died after he was hit Tuesday by a driver who was allegedly under the influence of drugs.

Investigators say Brianna Hassett told police that she had recently smoked marijuana, then took heroin and Xanax before hitting Anibal Aceituno-Perez, 52, with her car in Ridge.

The Flanders landscaper was on a ride-on lawnmower at the corner of Route 25 and Pleasant View Road when the crash happened. Aceituno-Perez suffered several critical injuries, including a fractured spine.

Hassett pleaded not guilty to a driving while ability impaired charge during her arraignment Wednesday. She is due back in court Sept. 19.

 

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