Lodi New Jersey Teacher Charged with Driving While Intoxicated
A Lodi woman was recently arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after an altercation on a Lodi NJ street.
The incident occurred around 7:10 p.m. According to law enforcement, the 40-year-old suspect got into an argument while driving along the 200 block of Church Street in Lodi, New Jersey. The altercation involved the suspect and a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk.
Someone dialed 911 and notified the Lodi Police Department, which dispatched police officers to the scene. When officers arrived in the area, they came across a white Buick truck that had stopped in the roadway while the driver argued with a person on the street.
Lodi police officers suspected that the suspect was intoxicated, so they performed a field sobriety test.
When the suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety test, she was placed under arrest. The suspect, who works as a special education teacher for the Lodi Board of Education, was subsequently charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
According to officials, this is the second time in the past two years that a Lodi NJ teacher has been accused of drunk driving. In 2014, a teacher at Lodi High School allegedly caused a DWI accident that seriously injured a Bergen County police officer.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Lodi Special Ed Teacher Charged with DWI after Argument with Pedestrian.”