A elementary school teacher from South Florida is facing a long list of charges after what would’ve been a simple DUI went wrong. When intoxicated, people can make odd choices and act in ways not typical of their personality. This seems to have potentially been the case with the teacher in question.
According to the CBS 4 story, the woman was pulled over for driving erratically on South Homestead Blvd. in Homestead. The officer had several clues that she was intoxicated including slurred speech, flushed face, glossy eyes, poor balance, and difficulty exiting the vehicle and finding her license.
However, when she was cuffed to be taken to the jail things escalated to more than a typical DUI arrest. The suspect allegedly began by telling the arresting officer that she would tell officials he assaulted her. It only escalated more once they got to the jail.
She is said to have kicked at least one officer, thrown the handcuffs at another, and hurled racial slurs all while threatening the officers with their jobs. The school teacher is now charged with battery on a police officer, DUI, and resisting an officer with violence.
She claims she was “roughed” up unnecessarily and she claims she was threatened as well. What began as a DUI arrest, ended with a he said/she said and a long list of criminal charges.
DUI arrests have a tendency to go wrong simply because of the intoxicated nature of the arrestee. It’s not unusual to see a simple DUI charge turn into a longer list of charges including resisting arrest and the most common partner to a DUI—driving on a suspended license.
When you’re driving drunk, the last thing you need is additional charges. One DUI is enough. However, mistakes happen to everyone.
If you’re facing DUI charges or a combination of several charges, please contact our attorneys right away for a consultation on your case and to discuss the best course of action.