Driving privileges denied for man convicted in fatal crash

Staff Writer

    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana judge has rejected driving privileges for a man convicted in a 2012 hit-and-run crash that killed a corrections officer.
    Forty-nine-year-old Jason Cozmanoff was released from prison last year after serving part of his 12-year sentence for reckless homicide and other convictions.
    Cozmanoff's sentence specified that his driving privileges be suspended for three years following his release from prison in the March 2012 hit-and-run crash that killed Lake County Corrections Officer Britney Meux and injured three other officers.
    The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Cozmanoff was seeking special post-release driving privileges, in part so that he could drive to job sites across northern Indiana for his work as a bricklayer.
    But a Lake County judge on Monday rejected that request, which prosecutors had opposed.