Rockland man sentenced to jail for DUI crash

A Rockland businessman has been sentenced to jail for a drunken driving crash that left three young women seriously hurt. Matthew Beckerle, 50, of Pearl


Matthew Beckerle get six months in jail for a drunken driving crash that left three young women seriously hurt.

Matthew Beckerle get six months in jail for a drunken driving crash that left three young women seriously hurt. (8/2/16)

NEW CITY - A Rockland businessman has been sentenced to jail for a drunken driving crash that left three young women seriously hurt.

Matthew Beckerle, 50, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of vehicular assault in March.

He was behind the wheel of a truck from his family's lumber company at the time of the accident last June.

Beckerle was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation in Rockland County Court today.

In court today, Beckerle told the women how sorry he was that he injured them. The victims say they are still suffering physical and psychological difficulties. “Hopefully this sends a message to those who want to get behind the wheel after having a several drinks that these are the type of accidents that do occur unfortunately very frequently,” says David Goldwasser, the father of one of the victims.

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