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Judge reduces nurse’s DUI conviction, imposes jail
April 17, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Gloria Pedruco

A pediatric nurse who drove over an embankment and into a car of people while intoxicated had her felony drunk driving conviction reduced to a misdemeanor over the objections of the prosecution who called it inappropriate because of the multiple victims injured.

Gloria Kiyoko Pedruco, 56, faces up to 90 days jail after taking a plea deal with the caveat the conviction be reduced to a misdemeanor halfway through successful probation. On Wednesday, her defense attorney asked that the charge be reduced before sentencing and Judge Jonathan Karesh agreed. Karesh also placed her on three years probation and sentenced her to 60 days jail with credit of 30 days, 28 of which were spent in a residential treatment program.

Pedruco, of Pacifica, drove onto the shoulder of northbound Interstate 280 near Serramonte Boulevard and down the embankment at approximately 6 p.m. July 5. Her vehicle hit a car waiting at a stop light, leaving the five people inside with bruises and cuts.

Prosecutors say Pedruco asked the victims who hit who and added that she needed a drink after a tough day. Pedruco’s blood alcohol level three hours after the collision was .18 and she had also ingested Prozac and Xanax.

 

 

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