Shawn Ferrier, a 35-year-old Yonkers resident, admitted to injuring two people and damaging four parked cars while driving drunk in Greenburgh, NY. He pled guilty to three felonies, second-degree assault, vehicular assault, and aggravated unlicensed operation, as well as driving while intoxicated (DWI) and four other misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief.
Ferrier reportedly took area police on a high-speed chase through Greenburgh approximately a year ago. He was driving a rented U-Haul at the time. During the chase, which began when Ferrier ran numerous red light in Central Avenue, he collided with a Mercedes-Benz sending it into a small tree. The Mercedes driver, a 46-year-old Bronx man, suffered neck and back injuries. The chase ended after Ferrier struck a tree and the U-Haul caught on fire. A passenger in the U-Haul suffered serious injuries in the crash.
Ferrier will serve at least four years in state prison.
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Ex-con pleads guilty to DWI chase in Greenburgh, Yonkers that hurt 2 others, Journal News, Rebecca Baker, November 21, 2009.