A judge has sentenced Sheila Sammon Milosky, the principal of Paul Revere PK-8 School, to 30 days’ custody through a sheriff’s work alternative program and to nine months of alcohol and drug counseling for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Milosky was arrested on May 12. Early that morning, at about 12:15 a.m., a white 2011 Dodge Avenger with a Colorado license plate allegedly struck a Hyundai Tucson and a Lincoln Town Car just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. The California Highway Patrol later tracked the car down and arrested Milosky.
Milosky appeared in court Tuesday afternoon and pleaded no contest to charges of driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol content level greater than .08 percent. The court dropped the hit-and-run charges because of her plea. The sheriff’s program will involve cleaning up public property throughout the city.
“Mistakes are made,” Milosky’s lawyer, Sam Ware, said after the hearing. “She’s a human being, she made a mistake and she’s moving on.”
The principal will be on probation for three years, the judge said. Her driver’s license has been suspended for 30 days, according to Ware.
Milosky will also have to compensate the drivers of the two cars she hit. A hearing has been scheduled for July 19 to determine how much money she will have to pay.
“If she is convicted, by California law, a misdemeanor conviction in itself is not grounds for termination,” said Gentle Blythe, a San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman, after Milosky was arrested in May.
“There was an accident in all of this,” Ware said. “She’s going to pay some money, do work for the city and move on.”