Woman in fatal hit-and-run released from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Glastonbury woman who was sent back to prison for four years for violating her probation in a fatal hit-and-run accident has been released from jail more than a year early.

State officials say 44-year-old Tracy Watson was released from the state women's prison in Niantic Tuesday and will spend the next three months at a halfway house in Hartford. Officials say she will remain on parole supervision until the end of her sentence in December 2010.

Watson was sentenced to 18 months in prison for killing postal worker Simos Ballos in a hit-and-run accident in Manchester in 2003. Police say after she was released on probation, she was charged with drunken driving and assaulting her daughter.

State officials say Watson met the conditions for early release.