Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Rocky Point man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for driving while high on heroin when he crashed head-on into another vehicle, seriously injuring a woman in Shoreham two years ago.Denis Karachopan had pleaded guilty in 2013 at Suffolk County court to charges of vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, heroin possession and failure to stay in lane.Police had said that the 24-year-old was driving his BMW westbound on Route 25A when he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and hit an eastbound Nissan shortly after 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 2013.Investigators discovered heroin and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. The victim suffered two broken legs and other injuries, but her then-3-week-old infant, who was also in the car, was not hurt.Prosecutors had recommended a six-year prison term for Karachopan.Judge Richard Ambro also sentenced Karachopan to three years of probation and suspended his driver’s license for six months.
The 7th Grade Batesville Basketball team beat Jac Cen Del Tuesday night by a score of 41 to 26. The Bulldogs started out slowly and were only up by 2 at the half. They came on strong in the second half and put a little more pressure on the ball to get the win. Leading in scoring for Batesville was Connor Drake with 16, followed by Chris Lewis with 8, Sam Johnson with 5, Gus Prickel had 5,and Jack Grunkemeyer added 4. Wrapping up the scoring was Jonathan Buschle with 2. The 7th grade Dogs are now 2-0 on the season. They play again Thursday night at South Decatur.The 8th Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team won the home opener 39-29 over Jac-Cen-Del. Bryson Bonelli led the charge offensively with 13 points, followed closely by Jackson Renck (8), Will Sherwood (6), and Lyle Oesterling (6). The Bulldogs were well-balanced the whole night offensively and had some huge minutes out of Grant Peters and Max Baumer off of the bench. The 8th graders now carry a 2-0 record and look to build off a couple early wins to start the year.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.