Bakersfield man sentenced to 13 years for drunk driving deaths, including death of four-year-old

Lonnie Haynes gets 13 years in prison

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The local man charged in the deaths of two people in a drunk driving accident learned his fate.

Lonnie Haynes was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 13 years in prison on two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while drunk.

Haynes pled no contest to the charges last month.

Police said the 26-year-old said he was exiting Highway 99 at California Avenue and traveling more than 120 miles an hour when he rolled his car, killing 23-year-old Jared Roberts and four-year-old Quanni Pulley.

The toddler was ejected from the car and his five-year-old brother was injured but survived.

Prosecutor Robert Murray said Haynes had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.

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