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Driver Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Killing Cyclist in DUI Crash

Danae Marie Miller (OC DA's Office)
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A driver who fatally struck a cyclist last year in Newport Beach has been sentenced to serve four years in prison, reports City News Service. Danae Marie Miller, now 23, pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.The incident, which took place in February 2011, took the life of 41-year-old triathlete Amine Briel, who was riding a bike on San Joaquin Hills Road.

"Miller [eas] accused of drinking at her workplace, Zinc Cafe, on Feb. 21 and getting behind the wheel of her 2008 Volkswagen Jetta," notes the OC Register.

After the crash, it was revealed that Miller had accrued over a dozen traffic citations since 2005, including ones for speeding and for using her cellphone while driving.