SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

A 20-year-old Paso Robles man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car wreck on New Year’s Day in which a friend died must serve three years probation, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Alan Purdy received a sentence Tuesday of three years probation, 100 hours of community service, a day in County Jail, which he already served, and $13,500 in restitution for funeral expenses to the family of the deceased victim of the crash.

Purdy was driving a 1992 Ford Mustang that rolled near San Miguel early in the morning of Jan. 1 and told The Tribune he left his car to flag down help when his cell phone didn’t have reception.

The crash killed 17-year-old Andrew “Andy” Dowless of Paso Robles.

Purdy pleaded no contest Oct. 2 to felony hit and run involving injury or death and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. A charge of driving with an open container of alcohol in the vehicle was dropped.

A no-contest plea results in a conviction without the requirement of admitting guilt.

— Nick Wilson

California Valley

Voters on Tuesday elected three members to the community services district board of directors.

George Ayers won a four-year term on the board of directors with 57 of the 189 total votes.

Ruth Joyce Legaspi also won a four-year term as director by getting 52 of the 189 votes.

Lisa Marrone won a two-year term as director with 67 of 101 votes.

— AnnMarie Cornejo