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Wednesday, Oct 02 2013 04:51 PM

Former teacher takes plea deal in connection with fourth DUI

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Former teacher Brandi Lynn Sherman was arraigned Sept. 23 on felony DUI charges.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A former teacher arrested for DUI four times in the past three years pleaded no contest Wednesday to a felony and misdemeanor stemming from her latest arrest.

Brandi Lynn Sherman, 38, entered the no contest pleas to felony DUI with an enhancement and driving with a license that was suspended or revoked because of a drunken driving conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Prosecutor Courtney Lewis said Sherman faces a year in jail and five years' probation. Also stipulated in the plea deal is that Sherman wear an alcohol monitoring device upon her release, and that a breath alcohol ignition device be installed in her vehicle.

The ignition device prevents a vehicle from starting if the person blowing into the device has a blood-alcohol concentration higher than the programmed level.

Sherman was arrested on suspicion of DUI July 28. She'd been convicted of DUIs in February and March 2011 and September 2012.

She resigned as a teacher at Sillect Community School effective Sept. 30. Sillect is a year-round public school program run by Kern County Superintendent of Schools.

Sherman taught ninth through 12th grades. KCSOS hired Sherman in August 2006.

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