PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland school board member who is running for re-election and was charged with driving drunk has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

The Portland Press Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1XlyKJ8 ) Jenna Vendil pleaded guilty to driving to endanger as a part of a plea agreement and was sentenced Oct. 13. A charge of drunken driving was dismissed.

She was charged with driving drunk on June 27 after police say she was stopped in Scarborough and failed a field sobriety test.

Vendil is slated to begin a 72-hour public service sentence on Friday at a camp in Jefferson. She was also fined $575, and her driver’s license was suspended for 30 days.

She did not return a message seeking comment. Her attorney says her blood-alcohol level was low.


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