Appeal denied for Clifton Park businessman who left friend paralyzed

WNYT Staff
Updated: November 21, 2019 05:02 PM
Created: November 21, 2019 11:59 AM

A judge has denied an appeal from John Cole, the prominent businessman from Clifton Park who wanted a felony assault conviction against him thrown out.

He was found guilty in connection with a 2017 car crash that left his friend paralyzed.


Cole's attorney argued his client wasn't reckless, even though he had been drinking and ignored warnings from his passengers to slow down.

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