District Attorney Accused of Sending Release with False Information

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Information from the Yolo County District Attorney’s office regarding an alleged vehicle assault is untrue according to attorney J. Toney.

Prosecutors said Elena Lund-Tessler had been convicted of trying to run over her boyfriend in 2011. In a news release sent from the District Attorney’s office, prosecutors said Lund-Tessler faced eight years in prison and the inability to ever have a California driver’s license again.

“None of that was accurate,” Lun-Tessler’s mother, Courtenay Tessler, said in a phone call to FOX40.

Judge Timothy Fall ruled early December that Lund-Tessler’s convictions were misdemeanors, and that she will serve three years of probation, according to attorney J. Toney.

Toney says that if Lund-Tessler completes her probation, the conviction will be set aside.

Toney added that the jury did not find Lund-Tessler guilty of the vehicular assault.

“The boyfriend testified that she did not try to hit him, but could have had she wanted to,” Toney wrote in a statement.

Read the original story on FOX40.com here.

Read the Yolo County District Attorney’s news release here.

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