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Accused DUI Driver Fitted With GPS After Release Mix-Up

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- The woman charged in a DUI crash that injured a South Dade High principal was fitted with monitor after being let out without it.

Officials with the Department of Corrections fitted Marilyn Aguilera, 51, with the GPS monitoring device Wednesday night - something not considered standard procedure.

In court Thursday, Miami Dade Corrections Attorney Pat Jones spoke about it and gave the following explanation as to why Aguilera was able to post a bond without being fitted with a GPS monitor as required by the arrest warrant.

"I just want the court to be aware that Corrections was not aware of the special conditions that were imposed. The arrest affidavit did not list those special conditions. It was only subsequent to that the very next day we were made aware of those conditions and try to attempt to institute those conditions," said Jones.

Judge Diane Ward replied, "Well, it looks like you did a great job trying to catch up."

"Thank you judge we appreciate that," said Jones.

Meantime, Aguilera remains under house arrest, charged with DUI and causing great bodily harm to Principal Javier Perez who had to have his legs amputated after the crash earlier this month.

Aguilera is also not allowed to drive or consume alcohol. She also has to surrender her passport.

Aguilera's attorney Richard Gregg said she has been unable to function since the accident.  He said she should be able to go to work if she finds a job. She had been working as a dental assistant.

"This incident has just devastated her absolutely. She is just heartbroken over it," Gregg said.

Sally Matson of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) said Aguilera shouldn't be going anywhere.

"This woman needs to be on total lockdown. She is a serious threat to the community. I'm sorry that she feels so badly, but how could she not," Matson said.

Records show Aguilera was ticketed 14 times between 2007 and 2013. Citations ranged from improperly backing up to not having proper insurance. She was cited twice for knowingly driving with a suspended license but never convicted of that.

As for Perez, the community has reached out to help support him and his family in a time of need.

Blood mobiles lines South Dade High Thursday for a second day of blood drives that will be held until 2:30 p.m.  There is also a GoFundMe page setup for anyone wanting show support.


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