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A 24-year-old Nanuet man, who drove under the influence of drugs and caused the deaths of New City couple last June, will be going to prison.

Matthew Sindone was sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison on Wednesday for causing the deaths of Neil and Aline Block. 

“No amount of words can undo the damage or pain that this defendant has caused,” Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said in a statement. “Hopefully, the lengthy prison sentence imposed today will give some measure of solace to the victim’s family and will serve as a measure of justice for two senseless deaths.”

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Sindone ran a red light at the intersection of Route 304 and Goebel Road in New City and crashed into the Toyota Camry on June 4, prosecutors said. 

Sindone admitted to using Xanax and Klonopin in the hours before the crash, prosecutors said. 

A subsequent analysis of the defendant’s blood revealed 1500 ng/mL of Xanax, an incredibly high amount indicative of the level of the defendant’s impairment at the time, according to prosecutors. Officers also found Xanax in his pocket. 

He pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in October. 

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