Saturday, March 8, 2008

9 years for A Fresno man was sentenced in California DUI case

A Fresno California DUI man was sentenced Wednesday to almost a decade in prison on charges stemming from a January 2007 California DUI crash that killed a Tulare woman.

Miguel Angel Contreras, 29, received a nine-year, eight-month sentence after being convicted on changes of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, California DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol while having a blood alcohol level of higher than .15 percent and causing great bodily injury.

The Tulare County District Attorney's Office said this was Contreras' second conviction for California DUI - driving under the influence and both charges will count as "strikes" under California law.