A Niagara Falls man was sentenced Friday morning for a high speed chase that left several people injured.
Last year, Asad Hixon fled from State Police on Niagara Street. The 22-year-old reached speeds of 70 MPH as he drove the wrong way around Niagara Square and sped past the Convention Center, ultimately colliding with two vehicles on Delaware Avenue in front of the Buffalo Club.
Hixon’s passenger, 18-year-old Dartanyon Robinson, was seriously injured and was in a medically induced coma for days after the crash. Four others in the two vehicles Hixon hit also suffered injuries.
Hixon pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault and three counts of third degree assault. He has prior convictions of DWI and third degree attempted burglary and is currently serving a five-year sentence for second degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
Hixon was sentenced Friday morning to three-and-a-half to seven years in prison for aggravated vehicular assault, which will run concurrently to his second degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon conviction.
He was sentenced to one-year in prison for each of the three third degree assault counts. Those sentences will run concurrently.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office says the misdemeanor sentences were merged by the operation of the law.