Man Gets Seven Years for DUI Related Death in Orange County
Yannis Galanis, 28, of Bellflower was sentenced to 7 years in state prison after killing his passenger and injuring an occupant of another vehicle after he crashed his pickup. Galanis plead guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, driving under the influence with a prior and driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or more causing injury.
Galanis, who had already been convicted of a prior DUI in 2002, was driving his truck at high speeds on the southbound I-5 freeway in Anaheim. The vehicle swerved from lane to lane and crashed into another car before careening up a dirt embankment before hitting a concrete bridge head-on.