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Bicyclist Sentenced to Community Service, Probation for Felony Vehicular Manslaughter

The felony conviction is the nation’s first one involving a bicyclist.

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    Bicyclist Sentenced to Community Service, Probation for Felony Vehicular Manslaughter
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    Bucchere is seen in this file image.

     A San Francisco bicyclist was sentenced on one count of felony vehicular manslaughter Thursday.

    Thirty-seven-year-old Chris Bucchere pleaded guilty to the felony, the first charge of its kind in the United States involving a cyclist.

    Bucchere was sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service and three years of probation.  

    In six months, a judge can decide if the conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor.

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    Joe Rosato Jr. reports the felony conviction is the nation’s first one involving a bicyclist.
    (Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013)

    In March of last year, Sutchi Hui was on Market and Castro with his wife crossing the street.  Bucchere. who was riding his bike through the intersection, hit Hui.

    Hui sustained blunt force trauma injuries that caused his death a few days later.