DFW director pleads not guilty to DUI, reckless driving and other charges

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DIVISION of Fish and Wildlife Director Manuel “Manny” M. Pangelinan on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, implied consent, and failure to possess a vehicle registration.

 Pangelinan,  represented by attorney Robert T. Torres, appeared before Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert C. Naraja out of custody.

 The judge scheduled a status conference for Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

According to the traffic citation issued against Pangelinan on June 12, he was driving a white 2008 Ford pick-up truck in Lower Base when he was pulled over at 8:45 p.m.

 DUI is punishable by 72 hours imprisonment and a fine of $500 and suspension of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle for not less than 30 days nor more than six months.

Reckless driving is punishable by a maximum of $1,000 fine or by imprisonment of not more than six months. The defendant must also attend a course in driver education.









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