Vermont Supreme Court tosses DUI sentence of former Rutland City Attorney Christopher Sullivan
The Vermont Supreme Court threw out the sentence of former Rutland City Attorney Christopher Sullivan on Friday, saying he should have been given more time to arrange expert testimony.
Sullivan was sentenced in 2015 to serve four to 10 years in prison following his conviction for the drunken-driving crash that killed 71-year-old Mary Jane Outslay of Mendon.
In the 22-page decision issued Friday, the court upheld Sullivan’s conviction, but ruled the sentence must be argued again. Assistant Attorney General John Treadwell pointed out that the decision could conceivably result in a longer sentence, since the state will again seek eight to 15 years.
“On a theoretical level, the answer is yes, it could open the door,” he said.