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Man with long history of drunk driving killed by drunk driver day after being sentenced

By Mason White 11:56 AM May 12, 2014
Haitham Gamal 

By: Devansh Dutt
A man who has a history of drunk driving, was killed by another drunk driver, police in California said.

After three drunken driving convictions, Haitham Gamal received a harsh sentence.

Gamal of Dana Point, gave up his car and began bicycling.
Unfortunately, the 38-year-old man died as a result of alcohol.

Police said that a 19-year-old man who was speeding and had been drinking, hit Gamal while he was riding his bicycle. Gamal was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred a day after Gamal pleaded guilty to a DUI in the Superior Court of Orange County. Detectives are awaiting the results of blood tests before filing charges against the suspect who killed Gamal.

The Acura flipped on its top after hitting Gamal, and the driver and his 18-year-old passenger were treated for head trauma at a hospital. The injuries are considered moderate. Gamal left behind his wife and young children.

Gamal pleaded guilty to DUI in 2005, and again in 2009. The second conviction earned him probation for three years, but court records showed that he violated his probation within one month of starting it. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor public intoxication in 2012, and then was arrested for DUI a third time about a month later.

He was sentenced the day before he died to five years probation and 45 days in jail, of which he was to serve 20, followed by house arrest.