Report: Man who killed officer in drunken crash released
A former Swansea volunteer firefighter who killed a police officer in a drunken driving crash has been released from prison.
The Herald News reported that Wayne Smith was released Wednesday, about six years after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge.
Lt. Robert Cabral was killed Nov. 5, 2005, when Smith's pickup truck crashed into Cabral's police SUV on Route 6. Cabral, 52, was a 26-year veteran of the police department.
The newspaper reported that Smith's blood-alcohol level was .231. Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DUI in June 2007 and was sentenced to five to seven years in prison.