HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An East Hartford man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for a drunken driving crash that took the life of his best friend’s teenage brother.

Anthony Harris was sentenced Thursday to six years and three months in prison for first-degree manslaughter in connection with the January 2010 crash that killed 14-year-old Alexis Cruz.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Harris was reckless and had a blood alcohol content of .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving. He drove 73 miles per hour in an area with a 25 mph limit. Cruz died of multiple injuries in the crash in Hartford.

Harris tearfully apologized in court. His lawyer said he was trying to do the right thing because he thought others were too drunk to drive.
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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