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Local : Assemblywoman’s Daughter Gets 30-Day Jail Term for Traffic Tickets

From Times staff and wire service reports

Victoria Wright, the oft-ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), was sentenced to 30 days in jail today after she admitted that she had violated the terms of her probation for a traffic offense. Her jail term is scheduled to begin April 18.

Wright’s attorney, Lawrence Noble, said after entering the plea that his client will apply for a work furlough to allow her to continue in her job as a supermarket cashier. If she is accepted into the program by the Ventura County Probation Department, she would be locked up at the furlough facility at Camarillo Airport when she is not at work.

Victoria Wright, 24, had been placed on probation and given a 30-day suspended sentence on April 18, 1988, by Municipal Judge Herbert Curtis III for driving without a license. She has received 27 tickets since 1981. Under the terms of her probation, she was to inform the court in writing within 10 days if she was found guilty of other traffic offenses. Wright’s case was brought back to Curtis today because she received five subsequent traffic tickets and failed to inform the court of any of them.

Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury’s office is investigating reports that Cathie Wright improperly sought to use her influence with judges, the Simi Valley Police Department and the state Department of Motor Vehicles to keep her daughter from losing her license. Victoria Wright’s license was revoked March 9.

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