View mobile site
Follow us on
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 | 12:04 a.m.
Hi, (not you?) | Member Center | Sign Out
Sign In | Register
Posted: 10:27 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO —
A man accused of driving his car into a San Francisco Municipal Railway tunnel last month pleaded no contest to DUI charges, prosecutors said Friday.
Scott Mitchell, 40, of Sebastopol, was arrested on Jan. 19 after allegedly entering the Muni tunnel near Church and Duboce streets that morning, according to police.
The incident shut down underground Muni service through the tunnel for much of the morning.
Mitchell had initially pleaded not guilty to DUI charges, which included a special allegation that his blood alcohol level was above 0.15, which is nearly twice the legal limit.
However, he changed his plea to no contest at a pre-trial conference Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, district attorney's office spokesman Omid Talai said.
The plea deal includes three years' probation, nine months of DUI classes, 10 days of community service and various fees and fines, Talai said.
© 2013 Cox Media Group. By using this website,
Already have an account? Sign In
We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
We look forward to seeing you frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.
Don't worry, it happens. We'll send you a link to create a new password.
We have sent you an email with a link to change your password.
We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.
To sign in you must verify your email address. Fill out the form below and we'll send you an email to verify.
Check your email for a link to verify your email address.