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DWAI and fleeing accident scene charges for teacher

New York’s traffic laws are strictly enforced, especially with the Vision Zero plan in full force, spearheaded by the city’s mayor. Whether speeding, collisions or drunk driving, motorists must take caution when involved in any such incident. Complicated circumstances can leave drivers vulnerable to incorrect arrests or more severe penalties that are necessary.

A 47-year old teacher at Long Island’s Center Moriches High School is one current person facing the area’s legal system for driving-related charges. Police arrested the woman at the high school where she works after finding a Plymouth Voyager that had been hit when parked approximately one mile away on Brookfield Avenue. Officers assert that the teacher hit the Voyager with her Hyundai and then left without stopping.

The woman has been arrested for leaving an accident scene and also faces a charge of driving while ability impaired, or DWAI. The latter charge was added due to the police accusation that she was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the time. The accident took place on a Monday morning. An article that reported on the story did not indicate whether or not the woman had been put in jail or if she was out on a bond at the present time. Dates for any hearings were also not included in the article.

An arrest such as this can leave a person scared of the consequences and in need of help. Talking to a private defense attorney can often provide the necessary help and reassurance through the ensuing legal process.

Source:, “Teacher Accused of Driving Under the Influence After Hitting Parked Car, Fleeing,” April 22, 2014

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