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A San Francisco school principal pleaded no contest today to DUI charges in connection with an incident last month in which she allegedly drove drunk and tried to flee after hitting two cars near the Golden Gate Bridge, prosecutors said. Sheila Sammon Milosky, the principal at Paul Revere School in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, was arrested May 12 shortly after
allegedly fleeing from the collisions on U.S. Highway 101 just south of the bridge, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said.
Milosky pleaded no contest today to charges of misdemeanor DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against her, Bastian said. She was sentenced to three years’ probation, 30 days in county jail that can be served through the sheriff’s department’s work alternative program, and must serve a nine-month alcohol counseling program and pay an as-yet-undetermined amount of restitution, Bastian said.
Milosky’s attorney Sam Ware was not immediately available today to comment on the case, but said when she was arraigned last month that “if Ms. Milosky made a mistake here, she’s going to own up to it.” Milosky has previously drawn criticism at Paul Revere School, which teaches pre-kindergarten to eighth-graders, for what some parents said were unfair rules for students, including demerits for students taking bathroom breaks.
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, an advocacy group for low-income and immigrant families, held a rally in October to protest the policies instituted by Milosky, who has been principal at the school for two years. School district officials have said all complaints made by parents have been thoroughly investigated.
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