MILWAUKEE — A
Wisconsin man was sentenced Monday to nearly 10 years in prison
for leading police on a drunken driving chase that ended in a
Jr. of Milwaukee reached speeds of 100 mph during a seven-mile
police chase, the Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1nSZKzi
) reported. Deputy Scott Griffin was critically injured when
Hutchins' vehicle bounced off of a barricade and smashed into his
back tears Monday as he told the judge he hasn't been able to work
since the crash. He said he continues to suffer from physical,
psychological and emotional injuries, including constant pain,
anxiety and depression.
destroyed my understanding of myself, my world and my place in
it," Griffin said. He is seeking worker's compensation and
plans to retire from law enforcement.
The incident was
Hutchins' third drunken driving offense. He pleaded guilty last
month to charges of recklessly endangering safety, fleeing and
eluding, and operating while intoxicated causing injury, second or
Hutchins told the
court he needs punishment and help as he struggles with
alcoholism. He also apologized to Griffin.