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Man, 20, gets 10-plus years for DUI manslaughter

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of David Gallagher

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 20-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Monday to 10 years and two months in prison for DUI manslaughter.

Joseph Davidson

David Gallagher pleaded guilty to the charge in June in the death of Joseph Davidson (pictured, right). Gallagher was also sentenced to four and a half years of probation and must complete 300 community service hours with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD.

In August 2012, Gallagher was driving down Julington Creek Road while intoxicated. He eventually lost control of the vehicle, drove across a grass shoulder and struck a parked F-250 truck head on.

Davidson, who was in the passenger seat, died at the scene. Gallagher suffered only minor injuries.