Repeat DUI offender Victor Richard Medellin, 52, of Madera, was sentenced to seven years in state prison Friday morning after a brief appearance before Judge Dale Blea in Department 2 of Madera Superior Court, according to District Attorney Michael Keitz.
He received six years on one DUI conviction, and an additional year for having a previous conviction in which he served prison time, and was immediately remanded into custody to begin serving his sentence, according to Keitz.
Ben Levy was the prosecutor on the case and alleged the sentence was appropriate because Medellin was arrested for the second DUI while driving on parole for a previous 2006 DUI in which 52 year-old Jeff Todisco was killed.
Todisco was a local correctional officer who worked at the Madera County Jail. In the incident for which he was sentenced Friday, Medellin was stopped on Nov. 12, 2011, and arrested about 4 a.m. by officers of The California Highway Patrol, on suspicion of DUI as he attempted to exit State Route 99 and turn west on Avenue 12 toward his home...