WOBURN -- A 51-year-old Burlington man has been sentenced to five years in state prison after he was found guilty of motor-vehicle homicide for the 2012 hit-and-run death of a Burlington man.
Anthony Manfredi, of 16 Frothingham Road, was sentenced in Middlesex Superior Court on Friday after a jury found him guilty earlier this month of motor-vehicle homicide and operating under the influence -- second offense.
His first drunken-driving conviction was in New Hampshire in 2008.
Prosecutors said that around 8 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2012, Manfredi, a former Dracut resident, was behind the wheel of a Chevy Tahoe with a blood-alcohol level of .26 -- more than three times the legal limit of .08 -- when he hit and killed a pedestrian, Daniel Jalbert, 51, of Burlington, at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Olympia Way in Burlington.
Jalbert was found on the pavement. He had been propelled 75 feet by the impact. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An analysis by a state police accident reconstructionist indicated Manfredi had ample time and distance to avoid hitting the victim.
"This defendant drove drunk and hit and killed a man crossing the street," Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. "His negligent and reckless actions took the life of Daniel Jalbert. Anytime someone drinks alcohol and gets behind he wheel, they not only put themselves at risk, but more often than not, they put others in harms' way..." she said.