Drunken driver who killed police officer getting out of prison early

Drunken driver who killed police officer getting out of prison early
Officer Jason Gresko (Source: Willoughby Police Dept.)
Officer Jason Gresko (Source: Willoughby Police Dept.)
Scott Leland in court. (Source: WOIO)
Scott Leland in court. (Source: WOIO)
Packed courtroom for Leland's sentencing. (Source: WOIO)
Packed courtroom for Leland's sentencing. (Source: WOIO)

LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The man charged in the death Willoughby Police Officer Jason Gresko is getting out of prison 10 months early.

Scott Leland pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI in July 2013 and was sentenced to 48 months in prison. He's scheduled to be released from jail sometime next month, according to the Ohio Department of Corrections.

Officer Gresko, 32, was killed in the line of duty on September 21, 2012 when his cruiser collided with Leland's pick-up truck while he was responding to an emergency call. After the two vehicles collided, the police cruiser went off the roadway and stuck a tree.

Leland, who had three other people in his truck with him, had a BAC of .14.

Officer Gresko worked for Willoughby for almost 10 years and was Officer of the Year in 2009. He left behind a wife and daughter.

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