A records clerk from a Florida high school was arrested last week after she was accused of driving under the influence and possession of illegal substances when she was pulled over by the police.
On the evening of August 31, a woman who works as a records and data clerk at Escambia High School was driving her vehicle locally, and she caught the attention of an on-duty deputy.
According to reports, the law enforcement officer saw her car weaving from lane to lane, and “she was unable to maintain a consistent speed.” The deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle.
When the officer spoke to the driver, she told them that she was returning from work, but then said she was at a friend’s home. She allegedly slurred her words and displayed several indications of being altered by alcohol or drugs. The 39-year-old woman was asked to take a roadside sobriety test. Though the woman said she did not have anything to drink and did not take drugs, she allegedly performed poorly.
It was reported that when her car was searched, the police found a baggie with what was suspected to be cocaine. They also allegedly found a coffee cup with additional baggies of drugs.
The woman was placed under arrest and booked into the Escambia County Jail. She is facing charges for suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of fentanyl, and possession of cocaine. She is currently being held in lieu of a $4,500 bond.
The school records, keys, and employment identification card the suspect had with her when she was taken into custody were confiscated and given back to the school.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI or drug offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.