A drunken driver who hit and seriously injured a bicyclist in University City in May was sentenced Tuesday to 365 days in jail.
After 120 days, Lee — who will be on probation for five years — can be released to a county program where he will be electronically monitored, said Superior Court Judge Timothy Walsh.
The judge also ordered the defendant to perform 400 hours of community service with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Paul Smith was riding north in the 6500 block of La Jolla Colony Drive about 6:30 a.m. on May 11 when Lee’s 2008 Honda Accord hit the 44-year-old cyclist from behind, leaving him with fractured pelvis, broken ribs and bleeding on the brain, said Deputy District Attorney Carder Chan.
Lee continued driving for a short distance before losing control of his car, which veered off the street and crashed to a halt in some shrubbery, said San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez.
Lee’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.20 percent after the accident, Chan said.
— City News Service
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