SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man accused of driving his car into a San Francisco Municipal Railway tunnel last month pleaded not guilty Friday to DUI charges, a district attorney’s office spokeswoman said.
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.READ MORE: California Lawmakers Approve Budget Placeholder As Talks Continue
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Mitchell appeared in court Friday to be arraigned on charges that include driving under the influence of alcohol, with a special allegation that his blood alcohol level was above 0.15, which is nearly twice the legal limit, district attorney’s office spokeswoman Stephanie Ong Stillman said.
Mitchell, who is out of custody, will next return to court on Feb. 23 for a pre-trial conference, Stillman said.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Hacking Santa Cruz County Website In 2010 Arrested After Years On The Run
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