San Hamel's blood alcohol was twice the legal limit and he was driving at almost twice the speed limit when the incident took place

A motorist in America who killed a cyclist after drinking at a baseball game has been sentenced to 10 days in prison.

San Hamel was driving home after drinking at a Chicago Cubs baseball game in May 2013 when he hit cyclist Robert Cann in the Chicago suburb of Clybourn.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, a blood test showed that Hamel had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 per cent, nearly twice the legal limit in the state of Illinois, and he was driving at 50-60mph in a 30mph zone.

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After he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and reckless homicide, a Cook County court judge sentenced Hamel to 10 days in prison and four years probation, as well as ordering him to pay $25,000 in costs to Mr Cann’s family.

Mr Cann was described by co-workers at e-commerce website Groupon as a keen cyclist, who would commute to work by bike whatever the weather, and had once cycled the 1,000 mile between Chicago and his family home in New Hampshire.