Anthony AlvinoAnthony Alvino, the driver in the Carlee Wines hit-and-run on the campus of UConn, pleaded no contest on Friday to charges of misconduct with a motor vehicle and evading responsibility. He will be sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison.

Wines died on January 22nd, two days after the car Alvino was driving struck her. Alvino had been drinking along with two other people in the car. His girlfriend, Michelle Hall, told him to run. Alvino was not a UConn student and had been on campus visiting Hall.

The plea agreement he struck with the district attorney calls for a sentence of 10 years in prison, with the last 6 years being suspended. He will also have five years of probation upon leaving prison.

Personally, I think he should have gotten a lot more than that. What kind of message does that send to the students of UConn? That you can drink and drive, run from the scene after hitting someone and kill them? He should have been made an example of for his stupidity of leaving the scene of an accident. He needs to take responsibility for his actions. Our justice system is what it is and I am sure the Wines’ family is not happy with this decision.