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Tacoma councilman avoids DUI charge in plea deal

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TACOMA -- Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello, who was accused of drunken driving in a Jan. 20 arrest, will avoid a criminal record if he follows the conditions of a plea deal with Kitsap County prosecutors.
The deal approved Friday calls for Mello to pay $900 in fees, attend a DUI victims panel and seek chemical dependency treatment.
Mello told The News Tribune Tuesday he made a mistake and is sorry. He says he's taking responsibility and doing everything the prosecutor asked.
Deputy Prosecutor Claire Bradley says the deal is fairly standard for first-time offenders whose blood-alcohol level was close to the legal limit.

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