Cameron (file photo)

Cameron’s mug shot. (file photo)

LOS ANGELES — A drunken driver who fatally struck former Australian rugby player Gary Mara in a Santa Monica crosswalk has been sentenced to four years in state prison.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Cara Cameron was sentenced Friday in Los Angeles. She pleaded guilty last month to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution to Mara’s family.

Authorities say the 50-year-old Mara, his wife and 8-year-old daughter were vacationing in August 2012 when they entered a crosswalk in Downtown  against a “don’t walk” signal.

Cameron, who has a history of drunken driving, struck Mara and he died at a hospital.

Mara played for the Balmain Tigers and the Parramatta Eels in the 1980s. He retired in 1985.

 

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