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Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced on Jan. 30 that Jeffrey Edsall, 52, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Assault and other related charges, for stealing a car, driving it while under the influence of alcohol, and causing a four-car collision in North Patchogue that left a 73-year-old woman with serious physical injuries.

“This defendant was not only operating a stolen car, but he was doing so while under the influence of alcohol,” said District Attorney Tierney. “Motorists and their passengers have the right to drive the streets of Suffolk County without having to fear that they are going to be struck by a reckless drunk driver. This defendant presented a clear danger to the citizens of Suffolk County and now will be held accountable for his dangerous actions.”

According to court documents and the defendant’s admissions during his guilty plea allocution, on June 15, 2023, at approximately 7:04 p.m., Edsall was driving a stolen blue 2001 Ford Explorer northbound on North Ocean Avenue in North Patchogue. Video surveillance footage from a nearby business captured the stolen vehicle rear-end an SUV which was waiting to make a left turn into a parking lot.

The force of the crash caused the SUV to be pushed forward several feet and the stolen vehicle to spin into the oncoming southbound lane where it collided with two additional vehicles, one of which contained a 73-year-old woman. As a result of the crash, the victim suffered a broken nose, a fractured right wrist, a fractured right leg that required surgery, and other physical injuries.

During the crash, Edsall was ejected from the stolen vehicle and found lying unresponsive nearby. The Suffolk County Police Department transported Edsall to Stony Brook University Hospital, where a sample of his blood taken by hospital staff was subsequently seized pursuant to a search warrant. Edsall’s blood was tested, which revealed that his blood alcohol concentration was .13% at the time the blood was drawn.

On January 30, 2024, Edsall pleaded guilty before Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Richard Ambro, to the following charges:

  •   One count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a Class C felony;
  •   One count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D violent felony;
  •   One count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a Class Efelony; and
  •   One count of Driving While Intoxicated Per Se, a Class E felony.Edsall is due back in court on March 4, 2024, and is expected to be sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. The District Attorney’s Office is recommending that Edsall be sentenced to the maximum sentence allowed by law, which is 7.5 to 15 years in prison with 5 years post-release supervision. Edsall is being represented by Adam J. Markou, Esq. of the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society.

    This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney James McCormack of the Vehicular Crime Bureau with investigative assistance from Detective Stephen Masciopinto of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Fifth Squad.

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Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that seriously injured two people in North Patchogue on June 15.

Jeffrey Edsall was driving a stolen 2001 Ford Explorer northbound on North Ocean Avenue, when he crashed the vehicle into the back of a northbound 2013 Chevy Suburban, driven by Josue Medrano, who was turning left into the Ruland Funeral Home, located at 500 North Ocean Avenue, at approximately 7 p.m. The impact caused the Explorer to spin into the southbound lane, where it was struck by a southbound 2015 Nissan Rogue, driven by Juan GonzalezBravo. The Explorer overturned, and Edsall was ejected from the vehicle. The Rogue then collided with a southbound 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, driven by Kerrianne Anderson.

Edsall, 52, of Patchogue, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Medrano, 19, of Central Islip, and four rear seat passengers of the Suburban, three of whom were adults and the other a five-year-old child, were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

GonzalezBravo, 46, of East Patchogue, as well as a front passenger of the Rogue, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Mercedes Segara, 72, of Equador, a rear passenger in the Rogue, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life- threatening injuries.

Anderson, 48, of Mt. Sinai, and the two 12-year-old male passengers in the Atlas, were not injured. Edsall was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. The Ford Explorer had been reported stolen from Randy’s Auto Repair, located at 242 Medford Ave., in North Patchogue, earlier that day. The vehicles were impounded.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.