Man to serve one year in death of Mass. state trooper

(WPRI) — A Massachusetts man will be spending the next year in prison for his role in the death of a state trooper.

Anthony Perry, Jr., 49, was sentenced to two and a half years, with one to serve, for a charge of motor vehicle homicide while driving to endanger, according to the Attorney General’s office.

The rest of his sentence is suspended for three years upon his release.

Perry was found guilty last week in connection with the death of Sgt. Douglas Weddleton back in June of 2010.

Sgt. Weddleton pulled over a suspected drunk driver on I-95 in Mansfield when Perry slammed into the back of that car.

The AG’s office said during his probation, Perry must complete 50 hours of community service per year and stay alcohol and drug-free, for which random screenings will be taken. He was also fined $1,500 and his license has been taken away for 15 years.

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