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Cherelle Parker, state lawmaker from Philadelphia, faces 3 days in jail after DUI appeal fails


PHILADELPHIA — A state lawmaker from Philadelphia faces a three-day stint in jail after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied an appeal of her conviction for driving under the influence.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday ( ) that Democratic Rep. Cherelle Parker also must complete a safe driving class because of her conviction stemming from a 2011 traffic stop.

Police had said her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving.

She'd been stopped after police said she was driving a state-owned Jeep the wrong way on a one-way street. Police said she didn't have her license, registration or proof of insurance.

The newspaper says Parker testified she hadn't been on the street and denied telling police she'd had beer and martinis at a bar in the city's Germantown neighborhood.

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