Woman pleads not guilty to driving high, injuring landscaper

A Wading River woman pleaded not guilty to charges she was high on drugs when she crashed her car into a landscaper Tuesday afternoon. Investigators

Police say Brianna Hassett, 24, was under the influence of drugs when she hit Anibal Aceituno-Perez with her car.

Police say Brianna Hassett, 24, was under the influence of drugs when she hit Anibal Aceituno-Perez with her car. (9/14/16)

CENTRAL ISLIP - A Wading River woman pleaded not guilty to charges she was high on drugs when she crashed her car into a landscaper Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say Brianna Hassett told police that she had recently smoked marijuana, then took heroin and Xanax before hitting Anibal Aceituno-Perez 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 incident happened. Aceituno-Perez suffered several critical injuries, including a fractured spine.

Hassett was held on $50,000 cash bail, or $100,000 bond.

She is due back in court Sept. 19.

 

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