BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man accused of killing a Wasco City Council member while driving drunk last year was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday.
Lorenzo Alonzo was driving under the influence and struck a car being driven by Melvin McLaughlin on Golden State Highway and 7th Standard Road in August 2016.
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McLaughlin was a former Kern County Fire Captain, member of the Wasco City Council and chairman of the Kern County Formation Commission.
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Alonzo, who had three previous DUIs before the deadly crash, was convicted on Dec. 18 on two felony counts, including gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.
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