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Sayville Hit and Run Driver Gets Jail Time, Will Make Restitution

Sayville resident Richard Thorson takes plea agreement in car incident.

A Sayville man involved in a hit and run on Lincoln Avenue in Sayville is accepting a plea deal that involves jail time and restitution of car damage incurred in the accident.

Richard Thorson, of Lincoln Avenue, pled guilty Thursday to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of the accident on May 29, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Thorson is to be sentenced to 45 days in the county jail and a restitution judgment order will be issued requiring Thorson to reimburse the owner of the car for the value of the vehicle. The dollar amount is undetermined and is being worked out between the owner and his insurance carrier, according to a district attorney spokesperson.

The 43-year-old was initially charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing the car he was driving in the accident, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, criminal mischief and resisting arrest following the three-car accident.

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Thorson was driving a 1996 Toyota heading northbound on Lincoln about 1:30 p.m. when his car crossed the double yellow line and crashed into the driver's side of a 2001 Pontiac in the southbound lane. The Pontiac, with two sisters inside, was then pushed into a parked 2012 Honda on the west side of Lincoln Avenue.

Police said Thorson was also charged with criminal mischief for allegedly kicking out the rear passenger window of a police car in which he was sitting.

Minx McCloud June 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Wow, is he related to someone in the legal system? He stole a car, injured two women by crashing into them, resisted arrest, and kicked out a police car window, and he gets a measly 45 days in jail? What a joke. Someone could have been killed due to his selfish actions. If I'm ever arrested for doing something dangerous and foolhardy, not to mention illegal, I sure hope it happens in Suffolk County. Wonder what driving drunk gets you nowadays ... Remind me to be VERY careful driving when I go back home to visit. Yeesh!
Jenine Boisits June 21, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I agree....that punishment is a joke. Back when my kids were only 10 and 8, a drunk driver hit my husband's truck with my two precious kids inside. The truck flipped three times, hit a telephone pole and landed upside down. No one, thank God was hurt seriously because the truck was a 1988 and built well...metal, not cheap fiberglass or composites---that is better than any kind of punishment but still....this drunk driver barely had any jail time and we could do nothing....the police at the scene could not believe my kids walked away from that accident. GUARDIAN ANGELS!!!! That's what I think.
richard November 25, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Yes I am Richard Thorson n FYI the guy who the car belonged to was a Pakistan n he was selling me the car, lied to the police stole my car from me. He lied to me telling my car needed a transmition so I would take his offer on his car when it was just the linkage. Told me to sign my title over to him to a 2001 Chrysler, it was a accident people have car accidents if u wasn't informed. So he keep his car and mine plus received $4000 from insurance. He poor mouths the USA and is a scumbag. He owes thousands of $ to creditors and he intentionally did it and plans to go back to his country. So who's side R U on??????????? Suffolk screwed me not him n u think I got off easy UR a fool!!!!!!!!!
richard November 25, 2012 at 05:09 AM
I was not drunk get the facts straight before u make a fool out of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
richard November 25, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Ask Mohammed who was going to walgreens refilling my medication and paid for it using my insurance??????? He is a lier I was renting a room from this "muslims" so he can collect from his insurer he LIED claimed I stole his car, ask he where my 2001 Chysler concorde is that he took from me> Before you post comments go ask Mohammed the facts @ 30 Lincoln Ave. If you would even protect a Muslim like the Suffolk County police do, I will keep my comments to myself!!!!! God Bless You Guys!!!!!!! FYI I received 3yrs probation also, why doesn't the patch give you guy's the complete low down!!!!!!!!!!

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