A Carpinteria City Councilman has been sentenced to two months in jail, and three years probation after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a DUI incident.
Joe Armendarez was arrested after he was injured in a traffic accident in December.
It’s the second time Armendarez has been arrested on DUI charges.
In addition to the jail sentence, and probation, he was ordered to pay nearly $2,000 in fines, and to take part in an educational program.
He is eligible for alternative sentencing, like electronic monitoring, so he may not actually serve time behind bars.
The City Councilman rejected calls from some community members, and fellow council members to resign.
However, he said he won’t seek re-election when his term ends this year.
In addition to his council duties, Armendarez is a well known business advocate in the county as head of the Santa Barbara County Taxpayer’s Association.