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Sacramento teacher pleads no contest to drunken driving

A Sacramento schoolteacher pleaded no contest today to drunken driving in the car crash earlier this month in which she plowed into two houses.

Patricia Ann Robertson, 56, entered her plea in front of Sacramento Superior Court Judge Trena H. Burger-Plavan in the Dec. 4 crash on Arnside Way at Deddington Way in the Vineyard area.

Robertson, who had been placed on paid administrative leave from her job as a third-grade teacher at Earl Warren Elementary School, was sentenced to 90 days in county jail.

The judge suspended 45 days of the term and is giving Robertson credit for time the teacher currently is spending in a residential rehabilitation program. At some point, however, Robertson must spend four consecutive days in custody.

Burger-Plavan also fined Robertson $2,400, as well as fees and restitution to be determined.

Robertson, with a previous drunken driving conviction on her record, also was sentenced into an 18-month program for repeat offenders.

Her blood-alcohol level was listed at .25 at the time of her arrest, according to court records.

Call The Bee’s Andy Furillo, (916) 321-1141. Follow him on Twitter @andyfurillo.

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