The man involved in a fatal DUI crash that killed a former Kern County Fire captain last August appeared in court on Wednesday.
Three other charges - second degree murder, driving with a suspended or revoked license and driving under the influence .08 alcohol with bodily injury - were dismissed.
The crash that killed McLaughlin happened along Golden State Highway at 7th Standard Road. The District Attorney's Office said Alonzo, 31, had three previous DUI offenses.
McLaughlin, 81, was a former Kern County Fire captain, member of Wasco City Council and chairman of the Kern County Local Agency Formation Commission.
Alonzo will be sentenced on Dec. 18. The DA's Office said Alonzo faces 11 years behind bars.