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Teacher Accused of Driving Drunk near School Campus

Wildwood, Florida, resident Carolyn Roach Doggett, a woman who works as a first-grade elementary school teacher, was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday while she was in the vicinity of a local charter school.

On the afternoon of July 2, after the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office was notified with information about a possible reckless driver they dispatched to the reported area that the vehicle was seen, which was within half a mile of The Villages Charter School.

Officers encountered the sports utility vehicle that they suspected was the motorist they received the call about and they reported that the turn signal remained in the on position the entire time they were in pursuit and that the SUV was allegedly weaving erratically enough that several accidents were narrowly avoided.

When the police first tried to pull the SUV over, the driver, later identified as 34-year-old Doggett, reportedly did not immediately comply. After the police turned on their siren Doggett then pulled into a parking lot nearby and stopped for the officers.

While trying to give her driver’s license to the officer she was said to have given him a different piece of identification instead without realizing that it was the wrong card. When she was asked if she was under the influence of alcohol because the officer believed she showed signs of intoxication, Doggett said that she was not, but that she was on prescription medication.

Doggett would not agree to take a breathalyzer test, but she was arrested when she failed to meet the standards of the field sobriety testing.

After being booked into the Sumter County Detention Center on DUI charges Doggett was released on $1000 bail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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