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State Sen. Ben Hueso avoids jail time in plea bargain
State Sen. Ben Hueso avoids jail time in plea bargain

State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) on Thursday entered a plea bargain in which prosecutors lowered charges of drunk driving to a lesser misdemeanor, allowing him to avoid any possibility of jail time. Hueso was sentenced to three years informal probation and must complete a six-week alcohol education class in addition to paying $1,100 in fines, according to his attorney, Megan Virga. "He has taken responsibility for his actions," Virga said. He is the second state senator to avoid jail time over criminal charges in recent months. On Oct. 31, then-Sen. Roderick Wright reported to jail to serve a 90 day sentence for lying about living in his Senate district but was released...

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