East Islip man convicted in hit-and-run coverup

An East Islip man faces eight years in prison for running down a man and then trying to cover it up.



On Tuesday, Charles Santjer was convicted of hitting 50-year-old Jimmy Rice, of Brentwood, as he crossed Carleton Avenue last year.



Officials say Santjer left Rice bleeding in the road, took off and threw away his damaged headlight.



However, the headlight lens cover left behind was eventually matched to Santjer's Ford pickup truck.



Santjer will be sentenced in September.



Rice survived, but with brain injuries.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."