Teacher Arrested for DUI on School GroundsSwango Law P.C
The Vero Beach High School faculty members were shocked when foreign language teacher Claire Danskin drove in the parking lot and struck another teachers car as she parked. She then stepped out of her vehicle with the engine still running.
Police then arrived and took the 60 year-old Danskin into custody. Authorities assumed she was under the influence of alcohol but were surprised to find no traces in her bloodstream but a significant amount of medication instead.
Danskin was charged with DUI after failing most of the sobriety exercises, including two attempts to recite the alphabet, police said. The teacher told officers she took a pain pill and had a glass of wine Wednesday night, then took medication for high blood pressure Thursday morning, her affidavit states.
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