S.F. Examiner File PhotoSheila Milosky

San Francisco principal pleads not guilty to DUI, hit-and-run

The principal at Paul Revere Elementary School in Bernal Heights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to isdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charges after allegedly sideswiping two vehicles just south of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 12.

Sheila Milosky, a Mill Valley resident, did not attend Tuesday’s court hearing. Her attorney, Sam Ware, appeared on her behalf.

“If Ms. Milosky made a mistake here, she’s going to own up to it,” Ware said after the hearing, adding that he had only just received the prosecution’s evidence against his client. “If she did not make a mistake and some of the facts were not reported correctly, then we’re going to dispute it.”

Meanwhile, Milosky still has a valid driver’s license, Ware said, pending an upcoming hearing with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

The principal also is scheduled to appear June 26 for a pretrial conference on the DUI and hit-and-run charges.

The incident unfolded about 12:30 a.m. May 12, according to the California Highway Patrol, when Milosky was driving a white 2011 Dodge Avenger with Colorado license plates that allegedly struck a Hyundai Tucson and a stretch limousine just south of the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza.

Milosky did not stop and was pulled over at Vista Point just north of the bridge, the CHP said. She allegedly failed sobriety tests.

Hired nearly two years ago to oversee federally mandated reforms at Paul Revere Elementary, Milosky was criticized last fall by parents who said she deployed corporal punishment tactics, including restrictive bathroom policies and silent lunches and recesses in the school’s basement. The San Francisco Unified School District and other parents supported her.


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