Drunk Driver From Fatal '04 Crash Heading Back to Jail

Charged with drunken driving following a crash that killed a classmate in 2004, Patrick Hannon is heading back to jail.

A man charged with drunken driving in a crash that killed a Jamestown teenager in 2004 is heading back to jail on yet another DUI charge, according to WPRI.

Patrick Hannon, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday. In February, South Kingstown police pulled Hannon over after seeing his car swerving and speeding. His blood alcohol level was reportedly .133 following a Breathalyzer test.

Eight years prior, Hannon (then 20 years old) was again behind the wheel when his car crashed on Route 1 south of the Route 1/Route 4 junction. His passenger Maegan Harpool, a classmate at , was not wearing a seatbelt when the car struck a tree. Harpool was thrown from the vehicle and killed in the January 2004 crash. According to reports, the two were coming from  an overnight house party with teenagers.

In 2006, Hannon pleaded no contest to the DUI charges (death resulting) and served 18 months of a 10-year sentence, serving the remainder of his sentence on probation. Hannon's license was also suspended for five years. Following his most recent arrest, Hannon – a probation violator – will go back behind bars and spend another year at the ACI, in addition to further sentencing for his latest offense.

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