Seven-year sentence for Woodland man in DUI death

No Drunk Driving Source: Rob Young, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Sept. 14–A Woodland man has been sentenced to seven years and four months in prison in connection with a November 2009 drunken driving accident that killed a Yuba City woman. Demetrio Gonzalez-Galindo, 45, was sentenced Wednesday in Sutter County Superior Court after pleading guilty to causing injury while driving under the influence. He had been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Tami Lynnette Young, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Highway 113 near Robbins in south Sutter County. A se ond woman, 95-year-old Frances L. Snavely, suffered moderate injuries but died a few months later in a hospital from complications of surgery and a stroke, according to Robbins Fire Chief Sam Martin. Gonzalez-Galindo’s GMC Yukon drifted across the centerline and sideswiped Snavely’s Ford Focus before hitting Young’s Volkswagen Beetle head on. Gonzalez-Galindo was ejected from the Yukon and suffered two broken legs. He turned himself in after the California Highway Patrol issued a warrant for his arrest. Young apparently was on her way home from her dental technician job in Woodland. A restitution hearing is scheduled Oct. 18 in Sutter County Superior Court.