Man sentenced for hit-and-run, Hopkins students victims

A Gwynn Oak man was given a suspended three-year sentence on Friday for a hit-and-run accident that injured two Johns Hopkins University students in May, prosecutors said.

Thomas D. Green, 37, was impaired by alcohol when he struck students Benjamin Zucker and Rachel Cohen just east of Hopkins' Homewood campus last spring, according to a statement Friday from the Office of Baltimore's State's Attorney.

Green, of the 1300 block of Vida Drive in Gwynn Oak, hit the students on May 7 near the intersection of St. Paul and 33rd Streets.

He pleaded guilty Friday to failing to stop his vehicle after the accident and causing a life-threatening injury as a result of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to the three-year suspended sentence, Green was given three years of supervised probation, must undergo alcohol treatment and his car must be equipped with a device that prevents driving while impaired by alcohol, the prosecutor's statement said.

Zucker and Cohen were able to complete the spring semester, according to a spokeswoman for Hopkins.

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