7.5 years for drunk driver convicted of girlfriend's manslaughter

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December 4, 2011 18:41
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The Central District Court sentenced a Rehovot man to seven and a half years in prison on Sunday, a year and half after his drunk driving led to an accident  in which his 23-year-old girlfriend died and two other people were injured.

Adi Peretz, 23, died when Naor Danino-Levy smashed their van into an oncoming car while trying to escape from police in May 2010.

Danino-Levy, 26, was convicted under a plea bargain after admitting charges of manslaughter, willfully endangering life on a public highway, driving without a license and insurance, and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The court also suspended Danino-Levy's driving license for 15 years and ordered him to pay NIS 50,000 in compensation to his victim's family.

The fatal accident occurred on May 19th,  2010 after  Danino-Levy and Peretz had spent time on the beach near Kibbutz Palmachim in the north. At the time of the accident, Danino-Levy had been disqualified from holding a driver's license for a drunk driving offense, and so it had been Peretz who drove the couple to the beach in a van they had rented from friends. However, when Peretz asked Danino-Levy to drive on the way home because she felt unwell, he agreed even though he had no driver's license, no insurance and had was under the influence of alcohol.

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