LA city attorney apologizes for wife driving on suspended license

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The prosecutor whose office got Paris Hilton jailed on charges related to a suspended license says he's sorry for keeping quiet about a 2004 accident involving his wife when she was under suspension.

Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo (del-gah-DEE'-oh) says he realizes he "should have spoken up earlier."

Delgadillo's spokesman says Michelle Delgadillo backed into a pole with a city-owned S-U-V, causing more than 12-hundred dollars in repairs. Rocky Delgadillo says he reimbursed the city for the repair.

Delgadillo also says he and his wife were unaware that her license had been suspended at the time of the accident.

Delgadillo's office recently condemned Hilton's early release from jail for violating probation by driving on a suspended license. He says his wife's violation is not comparable to the Hilton case.

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