Former Orange County Supervisor and Assemblyman Bruce Nestande was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and three years' probation in connection with a drunk-driving accident last year.
Nestande, 69, had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence and hit-and-run, as well as filing a fraudulent insurance claim, a felony. Under a plea agreement, the felony charge will be dropped if he completes his confinement and probation, his lawyer said.
"I am satisfied because it gives him an opportunity to not live the rest of his life with a felony conviction," attorney Ron Brower said.
The charges stemmed from an Aug. 10, 2006, accident in which Nestande, who had been drinking at a Newport Beach restaurant, hit a parked car while driving near his Lido Isle home. Authorities said he filed an insurance claim falsifying the accident's time and place.