YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma’s city administrator has resigned after agreeing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in a crash originally charged as a hit-and-run.
City Administrator Philip Rodriguez on Monday submitted his resignation effective Jan. 22. The resignation was announced after a closed-door City Council meeting following Rodriguez's appearance in court earlier Monday.
The Yuma Sun reports that Rodriguez declined to comment after the meeting but that his resignation followed a June 3 crash that didn’t involve city vehicles but occurred during city business hours. A judge took Rodriguez's plea agreement under advisement after expressing concern that it didn't include restitution to the other driver.
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