2012-06-28 / News

DUI convict will return to prison

A man on probation for his conviction in the 2006 death of a Jamestown resident in a drunkdriving crash is returning to prison after getting caught for drinking and driving a second time.

Patrick Hannon, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison last week after he was pulled over in South Kingstown on Feb. 4. He was the pulled over after police noticed his car swerving and speeding. His blood-alcohol level was .133.

In 2004, Hannon, who was 20 at the time, was driving when his car went off the road on Route 1 and struck a tree. His classmate, 17-year-old Jamestowner Maegan Harpool, was ejected from the car and killed. She was not wearing a seat belt. The two were coming from an overnight house party.

In 2006, Hannon, of North Kingstown, pleaded no contest to DUI with death resulting. He was sentenced to 10 years at the ACI, with 18 months to serve and the remainder on probation. He also lost his license for five years and was ordered to pay $15,000 restitution to the Harpool family.

Return to top