Hueso offered DUI plea deal
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Prosecutors have offered a plea deal that would reduce the drunken driving charge lodged against Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, who was arrested after allegedly going the wrong direction on a one-way street.
Hueso was arrested Aug. 22 by California Highway Patrol officers in downtown Sacramento. The former San Diego City Council president is charged with a misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater.
The Sacramento Bee reported that prosecutors offered a reduction of the charge to a lower-level misdemeanor of wet reckless. Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi said it was a typical offer for someone with Hueso’s blood-alcohol level, which was allegedly 0.08 percent.
Hueso was not required to attend the hearing, which is typical for misdemeanor DUI cases. Another court date was set for Nov. 6.