Former Nashua man pleads guilty, agrees to start jail term in November

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Thursday sentenced former Nashua resident Robert Hollins to several months in jail as part of a plea deal, but also agreed to allow him to “self-surrender” to authorities in about a month.

Hollins, 31, formerly of 5 Newcastle Drive, Apt. 3, and also a former resident of Manchester, entered guilty pleas to three counts of operating a vehicle as a certified habitual offender, and one count of possession of fentanyl, in exchange for a six-month term in Valley Street jail.

According to Judge Jacalyn Colburn’s sentencing orders, Hollins was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with six months suspended for two years. He was credited with 53 days of time served, bringing the balance of his sentence to just more than four months.

Colburn also approved Hollins’s request to report to the jail at 3 p.m. Nov. 9, rather than be taken into custody immediately and transported to the facility.

Other terms of the agreement order Hollins to participate in, and complete, any counseling or treatment programs as recommended by jail officials, and to not drive a motor vehicle until his privileges are restored.

Court documents show that Hollins was charged with one of the counts of operating a vehicle as a certified habitual offender on July 5, 2017.

Less than a month later, on Aug. 1, 2017, he was charged with a second count of operating while certified as a habitual offender, along with one count of possession of a controlled drug.

His third charge of operating as a certified habitual offender stemmed from his arrest on March 9, when he was stopped on Newcastle Drive – the same street on which he lived at the time.

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