Daughter of Judge in Hospital, Struck by Drunk Driver

A 45-year-old Stony Point man is in police custody in connection with a traffic accident that left the daughter of Judge William Sherwood, former Supreme Court justice and town supervisor, in serious but stable condition.

Repeat offender---this is not the first time that Stony Point resident Michael Coyle has been arrested for DWI. This time an accident caused serious injury to an innocent victim.

Michael Coyle of 156 N. Liberty Dr., Stony Point has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault (felony), DWI (felony), reckless driving & numerous V&T offenses. Police say Coyle, driving south on 9W in Stony Point, crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2012 Hyundai driven by Alysoun J. Sherwood, 48, of Highland Falls.

Sherwood is currently undergoing surgery at Westchester County Medical Center. She is Judge Sherwood’s daughter and a former Stony Point resident. Coyle is still in custody as he awaits arraignment. Recommended bail is $100,000. Coyle has a prior conviction for DWI in the last 10 years, making the offense an automatic felony.

The Stony Point Police Accident Reconstruction team conducted the accident investigation. The Stony Point Police Department was assisted at the scene by Rockland County BCI, the NYS PIP Police,Rockland Paramedics, the Stony Point Fire Department and the Stony Point Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Immediately following the incident, Sherwood was taken to Nyack Hospital before being transferred to Westchester County Medical Center.