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David Hazard denied 1st chance at parole

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The man convicted of killing a mother of six from Foster, in a drunk driving accident, won't be getting out of jail early.
David Hazard was denied his first chance at parole on Wednesday.

The family of Kathy O'Toole, the woman Hazard killed in a drunk driving accident in Scituate back in April of 2009, went before the Rhode Island Parole Board to make sure Hazard stayed behind bars.

The O'Toole family, alongside Rhode Island's MADD Executive Director Gaby Abate, wanted Hazard's parole denied, so that he would continue to serve out his 7-year sentence behind bars.

Now although the family wishes Hazard's sentence was more substantial, they're glad Hazard

"The longer you can keep him in there, I believe the longer you're going to keep somebody else safe too, because I do believe he will be back again on the road someday and it's going to happen to somebody else, that's my belief." said Kathy O'Toole's husband Brian O'Toole.

"He's got the 7-years, we got a life sentence without our mother." said Kathy O'Toole's son Mark O'Toole.

Hazard pled no-contest to the charges against him during his trial in 2010, admitting in court to driving drunk.

His sentence should keep him behind bars until 2017.

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