Not Guilty plea entered for La Mesa city employee in San Diego DUI case

Not Guilty plea entered for La Mesa city employee in San Diego DUI case

San Diego DUI lawyer news

April 11, 2008

The La Mesa city worker found slumped behind the wheel of La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid’s sport utility vehicle two months ago has pleaded not guilty to San Diego DUI / drunk driving.

Trisha Turner, who works for the La Mesa finance department, was in the driver’s seat Feb. 20 with the engine running and the apparently drunk 73-year-old mayor was lying on the sidewalk near the vomit-splashed SUV, San Diego DUI attorneys are allegedly told.

The San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyer for the 34-year-old Turner entered the not guilty plea on her behalf Thursday in the San Diego Superior Court. Turner is charged with misdemeanor San Diego DUI – driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police drove Madrid and Turner home without giving them San Diego DUI field sobriety tests. The City Council hired an independent investigator to look into whether police followed department policy and the report is expected later this month, San Diego DUI attorneys are informed. www.sandiegodrunkdrivingattorney.net

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