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Man shot by police while fleeing gets house arrest

November 6, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man shot three times by police after fleeing a traffic stop and pinning an officer with his car has been sentenced to house arrest.

The Republican newspaper reports that 31-year-old Jeremy Hollins, of Springfield, was sentenced Monday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty to assault and battery, failure to stop for police and drunken driving. As part of a plea deal, more serious charges were dropped.

Prosecutors had asked the judge to impose jail time.

Police say Hollins was driving 45 mph above the speed limit in West Springfield in April 2017 when police tried to stop him. One officer was pinned between Hollins’ car and a cruiser when he reversed.

Police shot Hollins as he fled on foot.

Hollins’ lawyer says his client acknowledges his mistakes.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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