ALFRED, ME — On July 11, 2017, a 42-year-old Maine man was sentenced to a prison term of 15 years (8 years suspended), followed by 4 years probation, for the July 4, 2016 manslaughter death of a Wilmington man vacationing in Limerick, Maine.
According to investigators, William George — who was high on fentanyl and driving on a suspended license — drove his vehicle onto a sidewalk on Washington Street in Limerick and fatally struck a jogger. George sped from the scene, driving on two flat tires and a shattered windshield. He eventually returned to the crash scene and told a deputy, “It was me. I was the one that hit that man.”
That man was John T. “Jack” Mullin, a 48 year-old Wilmington husband and father, who was vacationing with his family in Maine during the July 4th holiday.
In addition to manslaughter, George was convicted of:
- OUI (Drugs) Causing a Death
- Operating after Suspension causing a Death
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Aggravated
Judge Wayne Douglas sentenced George to a concurrent seven-year term for the OUI and the Operating After Suspension. For the charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, George was sentenced to three-and-one-half years consecutive to the Manslaughter, OUI, and OAS with an additional two years probation. His license was suspended by the court for the maximum ten-year period.
George had three prior convictions for operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended. He also had a prior conviction for Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs in 2006.
(NOTE: Much of the information above comes from York County District Attorney Kathryn Slattery’s office, which announced the conviction and sentencing.)
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