Ex-Framingham State student gets 3 years
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A former Framingham State University student has been sentenced to three years in jail for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed one of her friends.
Brooke Uttley of Haverhill was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to felony vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor causing serious bodily injury.
Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Uttley was drunk and driving 60 miles per hour in a 25 zone when she hit a pole December 2011, killing a passenger, Ashley Donahue of Bridgewater. Uttley and three other students in the vehicle were hurt.
The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/12YZ7aK ) reports that Donahue’s mother read an victim impact statement in court in which she said “every day seems meaningless” since her only child’s death.
Uttley’s lawyer called the sentence fair.
Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com