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Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Alhambra DUI Crash That Injured More Than a Dozen People

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in state prison for a drunken collision that injured multiple people looking at holiday lights in Alhambra.Ismael Soto is shown in a booking photo released by Alhambra police on Dec. 15, 2014.

Ismael Soto had previously entered a no contest plea in connection with Dec. 14, 2014, crash. He was speeding and had a blood-alcohol content at least 2 1/2 times the legal limit, he admitted.

Soto was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into multiple parked cars, which in turn struck bystanders near Fremont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard. Several of those people were in the area to look at Christmas lights, police said at the time.

Ismael Soto is shown in a booking photo released by Alhambra police on Dec. 15, 2014.

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