- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say two teenagers face felony charges for throwing bricks and cinder blocks from a Long Island overpass onto traffic - permanently injuring one woman’s eye and hurting two other people.

Andrew Denton, an East Meadow 17-year-old, and Jacob Palant, a Syosset 19-year-old, pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges including assault and criminal mischief.

According to Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1SsNIMl), bond was set at $1 million for Denton. Palant was released on $25,000 bail.

The objects were pitched on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in Uniondale on Dec. 26. Prosecutors say shards from a windshield hit a 22-year-old passenger in one car whose cornea was permanently damaged.

Newsday reported that Palant’s father said his son did not throw anything while Denton’s father declined comment.


Information from: Newsday, https://nwsdy.li/1SsNIMl



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