VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Six University of Connecticut students charged with alcohol crimes related to the death of a fellow student who was accidentally run over by a fire department vehicle have avoided jail time.
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The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2tbzTtW ) that a judge granted accelerated rehabilitation to the six men in written decisions issued this week. It’s a special form of probation that will allow them to avoid jail and have their records wiped clean if they successfully complete the program.
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The students were charged in connection with an October party attended by 19-year-old Jeffny Pally, of West Hartford. Police say she drank alcohol at the party and fell asleep in front of the campus fire department and was run over by a vehicle responding to what turned out to be a false alarm.