ATLANTIC CITY — A man who authorities say purposely struck another man with his vehicle after they scuffled in a casino parking garage on New Year’s Day has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison.

Witnesses said Michael Garland and Raymond Rivera had argued on the fourth floor of the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel garage when Rivera, 25, reached into Garland’s car and punched the 46-year-old Newark man. They said Garland then hit the accelerator when Rivera walked in front of the car and it struck Rivera, pushing him into the side of a parked SUV.

Rivera sustained two broken legs and underwent surgery.

Garland was convicted of aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim. He contended that he had acted in self-defense. Authorities haven’t said why the men were arguing.