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Woman Connected To DUI Crash That Injured Principal Should Have Never Bonded Out

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The woman arrested for a drunk driving crash that injured a high school principal should have never bonded out.

Marilyn Aguilera, 51, walked out of jail Tuesday in black track pants, black sneakers and a pink sweater covering her face. But she was missing a key piece of apparel: an ankle monitor.

Aguilera's attorney, Richard Gregg, found out during an emergency hearing that there should have been extra conditions placed on her prior to her release.

"We had no knowledge of that. We were told that there was standard bond – no holds on her whatsoever," Gregg said. "Corrections did not notify us of anything of those issues. We did what was proper. We posted the standard bond… Ms. Aguilera did absolutely nothing wrong."

Gregg said they will comply with the court order, but finds it excessive.

"Ms. Aguilera has absolutely no criminal history whatsoever. She has not been doing anything except sitting in her house and being totally devastated by the turn of events," he 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.

Sally Matson, Victim Services Director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, says the oversight poses a huge risk to the community.

"For the safety of the community, this is very, very important," she said. "As I said, it's an egregious case, egregious consequences. I'm glad the judge thought to keep the safety of the community."

And the community has been doing its part to help Javi Perez as much as possible.

The South Dade High School principal had both his legs amputated after Aguilera's GMC SUV plowed into him while he was coaching his 5-year-old son's youth baseball game at Tamiami Park.

Five blood mobiles lined the school Wednesday and remained there until 2:30 p.m. The blood drive will continue Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

His wife did release a statement on the GoFundMe page regarding his recovery.

"After a small set back and several tough days, Javi is starting to take a few steps forward. He will have a second trial run off the ventilator today. His hand was operated yesterday and trauma team is confident that it will start healing soon.

More surgeries are ahead and the road to recovery is long and slow. There will be hard days and less painful days, but every day is a good day because Javi is with us.

Please continue praying for Javi and our family. We feel the love and we have seen the prayers answered before our eyes." –Maytee Perez


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