Westport Man Sentenced For Deadly Route 6 Crash
A five to eight year prison sentence was handed down for a Westport man convicted of manslaughter charges in connection with a deadly crash last October.
Gregg Miliote, Director of Communications for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, announced that 63-year-old Robert Hansen pleaded guilty on Friday in Fall River Superior Court to a charge of Manslaughter by OUI.
Hansen was driving his Ford SUV westbound on Route 6 in Westport on October 16, 2015 at around 6:30 p.m.
He was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck a Toyota Corolla from behind causing it to spin and roll over before landing on its roof.
The driver of the car, 73-year-old Geraldine Correia, was ejected from the car.
She was taken to the hospital, but did not survive.
Miliote says Hansen was belligerent with police officers and ambulance personnel who attempted to evaluate him for injuries, at one point spitting at one of the officers who was taking him into custody.
Numerous tequila bottles (empty and partially full) and empty beer cans were found in his vehicle and investigators determined that his blood alcohol level was at least .13 at the time of the crash.
In addition to his prison sentence Hansen also had his driver's license revoked for a minimum of 15 years.