A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed another man on Taft Highway last year.
Carlos Bonifacio Garcia was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest to second-degree murder for the July 16 crash that killed Francisco Javier De La Cruz, 25.
Three DUI-related charges and one charge of driving with a suspended license were dismissed.
Garcia was drunk when he hit Cruz’s truck head-on, investigators said.
Garcia was arrested for DUI in 2011 and pleaded no contest to that charge, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.