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Miami-Dade Prosecutor Resigns Following DUI Arrest

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- An assistant state attorney has announced her resignation after she was arrested last week for allegedly driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said Lisa Jacobs, 51, also had her two children in the car, ages 14 and 10, during the accident on I-95 near the Hallandale Beach Blvd exit.

Following the crash, Jacobs attempted to leave the scene and had breath that smelled of alcohol, according to the arrest report.

Jacobs had spent 18 years as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.

"Your office has provided me with the most rewarding career I could have ever imagined," Jacobs said in her resignation letter. "My heart will always be with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office."

Along with a charge for DUI, Jacobs faces two counts of child neglect.

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