Mastic man pleads guilty to driving drunk, causing crash that severely injured Suffolk officer

Court documents say WIlliam Petersohn pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular assault and assault, among other charges.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2022, 2:46 AM

Updated 712 days ago

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A Mastic man has pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing a crash that nearly killed a Suffolk County police officer.
Court documents say WIlliam Petersohn pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular assault and assault, among other charges.
Police say the 38-year-old drove drunk in November and drove into the back of a car involved in a separate crash.
That crash sent a vehicle into officer Timothy Thrane.
Thrane spent nearly a month in a​ medically induced coma after the crash.
Petersohn is due back in court later this month.


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