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Former Cop Gets 3 Years In Deadly DUI Crash

Originally posted on CBS Chicago:

Updated 03/06/12 – 6:10 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A former Chicago Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for driving drunk, hitting and killing a 13-year-old boy, and speeding off.

WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports Richard Bolling could have gotten as many as 17 years in prison, or could have been sentenced only to probation, on his conviction in January of aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide.

In addition to three years in an Illinois prison, Bolling will also serve two years’ probation afterward. He has been in custody ever since the deadly crash almost three years ago.

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LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports

Bolling, 42, was convicted of driving drunk as he hit and killed Trenton Booker, 13. Booker was riding his bicycle near 81st Street and Ashland Avenue on May 22, 2009, when he was fatally struck by…

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