Long Island Man Sentenced to Five Years in Highway Brick-Throwing Case

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for throwing a brick through the windshield of a car on a Long Island parkway, causing permanent eye damage to a passenger.

Jacob Palant, of Syosset, was sentenced on Monday after being convicted of assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Prosecutors say that on two occasions on Dec. 26, 2015 Palant and co-defendant Andrew Denton tossed paving bricks and cinder blocks at cars from a Meadowbrook Parkway overpass in Uniondale, striking two vehicles.

Denton, of East Meadow, was also convicted and sentenced in August to 10 years in prison.

Denton's attorney, Edward Galison, had said the jury made a mistake and that witnesses didn't tell the truth.

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