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Matthew Beckerle of Pearl River faces as much as three years in state jail for violating his probation ensuing from a DWI conviction in a crash by which 5 individuals have been significantly injured. He pleaded responsible to the probation violation on June 27, 2017.
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Matthew Beckerle of Pearl River is headed to jail.

Matthew Beckerle is heading to jail for hiding a shoplifting arrest and violating probation, virtually a yr after spending time in jail for a drunken crash that injured 5 individuals in Clarkstown in 2015.

Beckerle, a fifty two-yr-previous Pearl River resident, was sentenced in Rockland County Courtroom on Tuesday to at least one to 3 years in jail for violating probation, the Rockland County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated.

In June Beckerle pleaded responsible to the violation, which was the results of failing to well timed inform his probation officer that he had been arrested on a petty larceny charge. Earlier this year he was arrested and accused of shoplifting at a Kohl’s department store.

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Beckerle was on probation after spending four months in the Rockland County jail last year. On Aug. 2, 2016, he was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for the crash that occurred on June 13, 2015.

The wreckage from the June 13, 2015, Route 304 crash in Bardonia that injured five people. Matthew Beckerle, whose truck hit the cars, pleaded guilty to DWI and other charges. (Photo: Submitted)

The crash took place near the intersection of Route 304 and Kings Highway. Beckerle said in 2016 that he was drunk and speeding up to 90 miles per hour when his truck — owned by his family’s business, Beckerle Lumber — rear-ended one car then slammed head-on into another car.

Five people in those cars suffered serious injuries. Beckerle was taken to Nyack Hospital and refused to take a blood test to determine his blood-alcohol content, according to a Clarkstown police report.

Beckerle was arrested then indicted in September 2015. In March 2016 he pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular assault, a felony. The plea also covered four felony counts of second-degree vehicular assault, four felony counts of second-degree assault, five misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault and a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

Twitter: @MattSpillane

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