Fernandez accepts plea deal on DUI

Rosie Fernandez

EL CENTRO — About eight months after being accused of a hit and run and six months after being charged with driving under the influence in another accident, Calexico Councilwoman Rosie Fernandez pleaded guilty Monday to a single charge of driving under the influence with an enhancement for having a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher.

The hit-and-run charges were dismissed through the Harvey waiver rule, though, under this rule, the court has the right to consider the dismissed charges during sentencing.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com.

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