Special Education Teacher in Lodi NJ Accused of Driving While Intoxicated
A woman from Lodi NJ was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after she had an altercation with another woman on a street in Lodi, NJ.
The argument occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. According to Lodi NJ law enforcement, the 40-year-old suspect got into a verbal dispute with a pedestrian while driving on the 200 block of Church Street in Lodi, New Jersey.
While the argument became heated, someone dialed 911 and alerted the Lodi Police Department, which sent officers to the area. When Lodi police officers showed up, they saw a white Buick truck stopped in the road as the suspect and the pedestrian argued.
It appeared to the officers that the suspect was intoxicated, so they had her perform field sobriety tests. When the suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, she was placed under arrest and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
According to authorities, the suspect works as a special education teacher for the Lodi Board of Education.
This is second arrest of a Lodi teacher for drunk driving in the past two years. In 2014, a teacher at Lodi High School was arrested after allegedly causing a DWI car accident that resulted in serious injuries to a Bergen County police officer.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Lodi Special Ed Teacher Charged with DWI after Argument with Pedestrian.”