2006-03-16 / News

Driver sentenced for accident that killed island teen

After more than two years, the driver of the car in which then 17year-old Jamestown resident Maegan Harpool was killed has been sentenced and will serve prison time.

Harpool was a popular senior at North Kingstown High School when she was killed in an earlymorning car accident on Route 1 in South Kingstown on Jan. 17, 2004.

According to the attorney general's office, the driver, Patrick R. Hannon, 21, of North Kingstown was sentenced March 8 in Washington County Superior Court after pleading no contest to the drunk-driving charge, death resulting. A second charge of driving to endanger, death resulting, was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, the AG's office noted.

Hannon was sentenced to 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions, with 18 months to serve and the remainder on probation. Hannon was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service upon release. Hannon lost his license for five years and must pay a $5,000 fine and $15,000 restitution to the Harpool family, the AG's office said.

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