13 September 2021
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Town of Bethel - On September 11, 2021 at approximately 3 p.m. troopers responded to a collision on State Route 17B in the town of Bethel. Investigation revealed that Kassandra Demonda, age 40 from the town of Bethel was driving west on 17B in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer when she crossed over the double yellow line and struck a 2019 Volkswagen heading east. The operator of the Volkswagen, Holly Rubin, age 38 of Woodcliff, NJ was injured and transported to Garnet Medical Center in the town of Wallkill with non-life-threatening injuries. She was traveling with two minors age 5 and 8. The 8-year-old was transported to Westchester Medical Center via helicopter in serious condition.

Further investigation revealed that Kassandra Demonda was impaired by drugs and she was subsequently arrested. She was charged with Vehicular Assault 1st degree, a felony and Driving While Ability Impaired Drugs. She was arraigned in the Town of Mamakating Court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $200,000 cash/$300,000 bond/ $500,000 Secured bond.

 
 

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