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California state finance director Ana Matosantos pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving over the legal limit for alcohol last year in downtown Sacramento.

Matosantos was sentenced by Sacramento Superior Court Judge James P. Arguelles to three years informal probation and two days on the sheriff's work program, for which she has the option of serving in home detention, according to her lawyer, Megan Virga.

The finance director also was required to complete a three-month DUI program and to pay a fine of $2,200, Virga said. The terms of her plea are standard for first-time offenders.

The California Highway Patrol reported that it arrested Matosantos on Oct. 28 at 12:30 a.m. on Sixth and P streets. Her blood-alcohol level was reported at 0.11, according to court records.

Sacramento Superior Court online records showed that Matosantos pleaded no contest to driving under the influence, but Virga said her client actually entered her plea to driving over the legal limit of 0.08 and that the driving under the influence count was dismissed.


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