Harlingen Driving Violator Given Community Service

POSTED: Monday, April 6, 2009 - 9:11am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

A Harlingen woman arrested not once but twice for dozens of traffic warrants went back to court on Friday.

Valarie Sanchez has a total of 49 charges to traffic violations that have tallied up to more than $15,000 dollars. On Friday the judge and Sanchez worked out how she will pay that amount by serving 349 hours of community service in place of paying $4,000 dollars in fines. She also got about $2,000 dollars knocked off for serving 10 days in jail.

She now owes a balance of $10,000 dollars and the judge will make her pay $200 dollars a month.

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