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Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty in Drunk Driving Accident

FEBRUARY 17, 2006 -- Ramiro Gallegos was driving drunk last July when he slammed into a car carrying a man, his wife and their two children. Gallegos admitted he was at fault in court Friday.

Gallegos pleaded guilty to all four felony charges against him, including a second degree murder charge for killing Scott Gardner.

Back in July, authorities say the Gardner family was heading to Sunset Beach on vacation when Gallegos crashed into their vehicle. Gardner was killed and his wife Tina is still in a coma. Authorities say Gallegos was drunk at the time of the accident.

Gallegos faced Gardner's family for the first time Friday as family and friends filled the courtroom.

Gallegos will serve a minimum of 14 to 20 years in prison, before being deported to Mexico.

The Gardner's have two small children who are now living with their grandparents.

Reported by Ashley Hayes

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