Court rejects bid for reduced sentence

MONTPELIER—The Vermont Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling rejecting an inmate’s request for a lighter sentence in connection with the 2003 death of Vermont State Police Sgt. Michael Johnson of Bradford.
Johnson was struck and killed by a Toyota Camry driven by Eric Daley, 23, of Lebanon during a high-speed chase on I-91 south on June 15, 2003. Daley had just been pulled over by VSP for speeding. But after being notified that police were calling for a canine unit to check for illegal substances, Daley drove off reaching speeds up to 120 mph.