Round 7 p.m. Sunday night time, Sacramento State College campus police had been alerted to an erratic driver on campus. At 7:33 p.m., in accordance with Sonoma State spokesperson Paul Gullixson, a automotive struck a tree on campus. The driving force of that automotive was Roseville Excessive Faculty cheer coach Gabriella Vega, whose blood alcohol stage on the time was 0.25 — greater than three times the legal limit. Additionally within the automotive along with her was a 17-year-old pupil, who college district spokesperson John Becker stated needed a ride back to the campus dorms because she wasn’t able to walk back.

The pair had been attending a cheer camp on Sonoma State’s campus. It was the primary night time of the four-day camp.

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Vega was a second-year off-campus coach, in accordance with the Roseville Joint Union Excessive Faculty District, making a stipend of $3,692 per season. She has since been positioned on administrative depart pending an investigation. She was arrested and charged with driving with a blood alcohol stage over .08 p.c, and launch on $10,000 bail. Gullixson stated there have been no accidents within the accident — solely minor injury to the automotive.

A parent-chaperone on the journey contacted the Roseville’s administration, and oldsters got here to select up the 34 college students from the camp on Monday. “Roseville Excessive Faculty administration will probably be assembly with college students and oldsters to debate subsequent steps for this system,” stated a letter despatched to folks following Vega’s arrest. “The security and safety of scholars stays our primary precedence. We’ll proceed to refine and reinforce our expectations relating to the conduct of our coaches.”

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District spokesperson Becker stated Vega has not responded to calls or textual content messages from the district workplace but, however has messaged college students and their households. “They had been messages of apology,” he instructed Sacramento’s KCRA, “‘please be taught from my mistake’ … Quite a lot of remorse and regret and contrition. Quite a lot of proudly owning up. She simply actually needed the ladies to understand how sorry she was.”

KCRA additionally experiences that the 22-year-old Vega was a part of Sacramento State’s cheerleading workforce, however she was faraway from the workforce for an unspecified cause a number of years in the past, and is not affiliated with the college or its cheer program.

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