Man who beat Muni driver sentenced to 27 months in prison

A man who beat a Muni bus driver to the point of unconsciousness last November was sentenced in federal court to 27 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced Thursday.

Hakkem A.Perry, 23, pled guilty in January to assaulting the driver, Ely Advincula, on Nov. 7 while on the 29-Sunset bus near the Presidio.

The San Francisco resident beat the Muni bus driver near a stop at Lincoln Boulevard and Bowley Street in an attack so severe that it left the driver with a broken facial bone, lacerations, bruising and extreme physical pain, according to federal law officials.

The bus driver did not know Perry and no provocation existed for the attack, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a press statement.

Perry was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 20, 2007 because the Presidio is an area in San Francisco of exclusive federal jurisdiction.

In addition to 27 months in prison, U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breye sentenced Perry to a three-year period of supervised released that may include inpatient treatment in a mental health facility.  Perry has been in custody since the assault.

— Staff report

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLocalMuni

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Musician shot by off-duty FBI agent on Haight Street speaks out

Man thought official was a ‘fake cop’

Emails reveal another FBI suspect may have given Mayor Breed a gift

onguard Mere days after Mayor London Breed revealed she took a potentially… Continue reading

Video shows angry 49ers fan throwing items at cashier on Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco police are asking the public for help identifying an aggressive… Continue reading

New plan provides a road map to better transit for Bayview residents

SFMTA to review suite of 101 projects designed to improve community safety and access

Mandelman bringing bathhouses back to The City

New ordinance would amend health code restrictions imposed in 1980s

Most Read