A woman from Newport Coast killed a bicyclist while driving drunk and texting on her cellphone, according to reports from the Orange County Fire Authority.
Danae Marie Miller, 23, was sentenced to four years in prison for her involvement in the accident.
The victim was 41-year-old Amine Britel of Newport Beach. He owned a successful travel business and was a triathlete.
According to prosecutors, Miller left work at a café in Corona Del Mar and drove her 2008 Volkswagen Jetta home on February 21, 2011.
She was driving eastbound on San Joaquin Hills Road while texting on her phone. Britel was also traveling eastbound, when she struck him from behind.
Britel was pronounced dead at the scene.
Miller was arrested with a blood-alcohol level of .10 percent, just over the legal limit.
Miller pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter, which carried a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
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