Teen Driver Gets 180 Days for Killing Bicyclist
Adam Garrett, 19 of Huntington Beach pleaded guilty to a felony hit-and-run causing death and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence. In exchange for his plea, Garrett will serve 180 days in county jail, 200 hours of community service, $14,000 in restitution and formal probation. Garrett could have faced up to 4 years in prison.
Garrett exited the 405 freeway at Warner in the early morning hours of May 15, 2011 when he struck and killed Hung Khac Do, 25, who was riding his bicycle. Garrett fled the scene never stopping to aid the bicyclist. Another driver saw Do on the ground and called for help. Do was rushed to UCI Medical Center in Irvine where he was pronounced dead.