COURT: The man was sentenced to six years for the crash that killed Robert Clark and his son. By Angela Ayers-Allen CITY NEWS SERVICE The 25-year-old man responsible for the drunken-driving crash that killed film director Robert Clark and his son was sentenced to six years in prison Friday, but not before he begged his victims’ relatives for forgiveness. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava said it was “simply an accident” when he lost control of his GMC Yukon on April 4 while driving on Pacific Coast Highway and slammed into the Clarks’ 1997 Infiniti Q30. “I want to ask for forgiveness to the families of the persons who died in this accident,” Velazquez-Nava said through a Spanish interpreter. “I feel very sad about what happened. It was never my intention to harm anyone. It was simply an accident.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman said Velazquez-Nava chose to disregard “constant” public warnings about drinking and driving when he got behind the wheel that night. “Mr. Velazquez-Nava had been drinking to the point his blood alcohol level was .24, so it’s not simply an accident,” Guzman said prior to sentencing. At .24, Velazquez-Nava’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident was three times the legal limit of .08. Velazquez-Nava pleaded no contest to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Clark, 67, of Pacific Palisades, and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, of Santa Monica. Clark directed numerous movies, including the holiday season standard “A Christmas Story” in 1983 and “Loose Cannons” in 1990. He also directed, wrote and produced the teen cult films “Porky’s” and “Porky’s II: The Next Day.” His son studied music at Santa Monica College. When the sentencing hearing began, Judge Katherine Mader refused to accept the plea deal, saying, “I’m not comfortable sentencing to the agreed-upon disposition.” Mader transferred the case back to Guzman, who accepted the plea deal in August. Guzman then sentenced Velazquez-Nava to six years in prison, per the plea deal.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!