A former Milford police officer was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in connection with a 2009 cruiser crash that killed David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski.two 19-year-olds from Orange.
Jason Anderson, 37, was sentenced in Milford Superior Court and his attorney plans to appeal.
A jury acquitted him of manslaughter in November, but convicted him of the lesser charges of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving.
Anderson faced up to 10 years in prison. He showed no reaction as the judge imposed the sentence.
Police said Anderson was returning from a mutual aid call in another town when his cruiser struck a car turning in front him at about 94 mph on Route 1 in Orange. Authorities say the cruiser's emergency lights and sirens were off at the time. Milford officials fired Anderson.