Teacher faces drunk driving charges in California

It can be humiliating to be arrested on drunk driving charges. Fortunately, every person who is charged with drunk driving has the right to defend him or herself against the charge he or she faces. One woman in California is currently facing charges after being arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Police said the 56-year-old woman, who teaches third grade, clipped a vehicle on a recent Thursday morning. As a result, she ended up hitting a vehicle parked in a home's driveway. The impact caused that vehicle to slam into the house. Fortunately, the residents were not inside. 

The woman was reportedly unable to regain control of her vehicle, and it crashed into yet another home, while taking out an area water main. This all allegedly happened while the teacher was en route to school. According to authorities, her blood alcohol level was considerably above the legal limit. An estimated $50,000 worth of damage was the result of the incident. The woman has been put on administrative leave while police continue to investigate the matter.

While the woman may feel as if the deck is stacked against her, she, like all California residents, is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In addition, she has the right to defend herself against the drunk driving charge she now faces, along with any other charges that may stem from the accident. With the help of a strong defense strategy, she may be able to have her charge reduced or dismissed, or she may be found innocent of the charges she faces. 

Source: kcra.com, "Sac teacher placed on leave following suspected DUI crash", David Bienick, Dec. 5, 2014

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