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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Emotional Sentencing For Teen Driver In Fatal 2013 Crash

ROCKVILLE — Paige Houston's mother, Michele, sat silently in the courtroom, clutching a small photograph of her 17-year-old daughter as the teenage driver of the truck that crashed in Hebron in August 2013, killing Paige, was sentenced to five years in prison. Connor McKee, now 18, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle in September as part of a plea agreement negotiated by his attorney, Ryan Barry, and Tolland State's Attorney Matt Gedansky. McKee's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.11 after the crash, well above the level of 0.02 at which a person under 18 is considered impaired. He initially was charged with...