A Philadelphia nun has been convicted of drunken driving charges after a judge ruled against her argument that she had a sedative and doesn't remember crashing her car into a New Jersey building.

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Sister Kimberly Miller was convicted Wednesday by Washington Township Municipal Court Judge Martin Whitcraft. Her license was suspended for 90 days and she was fined $257 plus fees.

Miller teaches at Little Flower Catholic School in Philadelphia and was arrested in November 2015 after she drove her car into an auto repair shop. She testified that she had a glass of wine and an Ambien before bed but woke up in handcuffs.

Police say she had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit to drive. But the judge tossed the blood-alcohol test from evidence.

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