WORCESTER, Mass. – A man who authorities say ran Massachusetts as a police officer with an SUV has been sentenced to 15 years in captivity.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says the 48-year-old Matthew Ostrander pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges, including aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He also pleaded guilty to breaking into a house just before hitting the officer.
Police say Ostrander was persecuted because he was a suspect in the break-in and the drive of 60 km / h when he hit Auburn Officer Luis Santos if he was deploying tire-deflation devices. Santos was in the hospital for six days after the crash and continues to work.
Ostrander’s attorney said that the man never intended to hurt anyone and is “deeply remorseful.”