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Roseville cheer coach resigns in wake of DUI arrest

Gabriella Vega has resigned as head cheerleading coach at Roseville High School.
Gabriella Vega has resigned as head cheerleading coach at Roseville High School.

The Roseville High School cheerleading coach who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving drunk while at a cheer camp with students resigned Thursday, according to Roseville Joint Union High School District officials.

Gabriella Vega, 22, was driving with a 17-year-old girl when she struck a tree Sunday evening — the first day of the four-day camp at Sonoma State. Police officers measured her blood alcohol level at 0.25 — more than three times the legal limit, according to Paul Gullixson, a university spokesman.

Vega was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent, according to Sgt. Spencer Crum, Sonoma County sheriff’s spokesman.

Vega earned a stipend of $3,692 per season to coach the cheer squad.

The district is advertising for a new coach, said Assistant Superintendent Brad Basham.

In the meantime, volunteers, parents and the girls themselves have been pitching in to lead practices, he said.

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