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Elementary teacher pleads no contest to California DUI charges

 Posted on July 13,2012 in DUI

Police reportedly stopped the woman on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Authorities claim that she did poorly in field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The accident was reported around 12:30 p.m. May 12, which was a Saturday. The school district reportedly noted that the weekend accident was not related to the elementary school teacher's job. However, exposure to jail time in the hit-and-run and DUI case could possibly have made things touchy at work for the teacher.

The woman appeared in court earlier this week and pled no contest to two counts of DUI. Prosecutors agreed to drop the hit-and-run charge as part of the plea deal. The agreement will allow the woman to avoid jail time.

The judge did impose a 30-day jail sentence for the DUI conviction. However, the elementary school teacher will be allowed to serve that time in an alternative work program, providing community service cleaning up areas of the city under a Sheriff's Department program. She will also have to undergo a drug and rehabilitation program as a part of the conditions of her probation.

The teacher is scheduled in court July 19 for a restitution hearing related to the alleged car accident.

Source: San Francisco Examiner, "San Francisco principal takes plea deal in DUI, hit-and-run case," Mike Aldax, June 26, 2012

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