Tejano Singer Emilio Pleads Guilty to DWI Charge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HOUSTON -- Tejano star Emilio Navaira must spend three days in jail and serve two years of probation after pleading guilty Friday to driving while intoxicated.

Navaira, whose stage name is Emilio, went through the windshield of his tour bus during the March 2008 wreck in suburban Houston.

The Grammy-winning singer from San Antonio, who suffered brain trauma the crash, wore a protective helmet in court today.

Navaira will spend 30 days in custody - three days jailed in Houston and 27 under house arrest -- for what was his third DWI.

But due to health issues, the singer won't serve jail time until March 23 of 2009. His time under house arrest will begin after that date.

He must pay a $4,000 fine and do 200 hours of community service.
Navaira also had his license suspended and must not drink alcohol for two years. He'll be subject to random testing.

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