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Former Rutland city attorney cited in deadly hit-and-run

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Former Rutland City Attorney Christopher Sullivan is scheduled to appear in court Thursday. He will face numerous charges from a fatal hit-and-run.

Weeks have passed since Mary Jane Outslay was killed in the pedestrian hit-and-run. The 71-year-old mother of five was well-known in the Rutland community. She was crossing Strongs Avenue after having dinner at a restaurant when police say she was run over and the driver took off.

Former City Attorney Christopher Sullivan came forward a day after the crash, telling police he owned the car involved. But the accident happened back on April 10, and some in the community have wondered why it took until now for charges to be pressed-- and if he received special treatment.

"It has taken a long time for anything to happen. If it was me, I would be in jail right now," said Andrew Charron of Rutland. "The kid that ran over the girl over on Cleveland Ave., I went to high school with him and he has been in jail since day one. I don't really see the difference. He hit and killed a person. That is all that matters right?"

In court Thursday, Sullivan will be answering the charges of leaving the scene of an accident, and driving under the influence, both with death resulting.

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