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Driver who was high on methamphetamine sentenced to 11 years for killing bicyclist in Orange


SANTA ANA, California — A driver who was high on methamphetamine when she struck and killed a bicyclist in Orange County last year has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

City News Service says Sommer Gonzales of Tustin pleaded guilty Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and was immediately sentenced. She was given credit for nearly 900 days she already spent in custody.

Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Robinson was killed in February of last year in Orange. Authorities say a Toyota Corolla driven by Gonzales veered into the bike lane.

Her attorney, Doug Myers, says his client, who had been using methamphetamine, didn't realize she had hit a person and kept driving.

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