April 18, 2019 By Christian Murray
A Long Island City man who plowed down a 17-year-old high school student with his minivan in 2017 pleaded guilty to assault today and will be sentenced to nine years in prison.
Richard Keith, 51, pleaded guilty to first degree assault for recklessly driving his 2008 Dodge Caravan onto the sidewalk and hitting the victim on Oct. 31, 2017. The victim was with a group of teenagers purportedly out egging on Halloween night.
Keith’s car was struck by an egg at approximately 8:20 p.m. by a member of the group. An enraged Keith drove his vehicle toward the teens at the intersection of 23rd Street and Jackson Avenue.