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Newsome High School teacher charged with DUI

TAMPA — A Newsome High School teacher was arrested Friday morning for driving under the influence after she got into a traffic accident, according to an arrest report.

Deputies arrested Patricia Rene Thompson, 49, when they were called at 10:20 a.m. to a crash at 78th Street and Causeway Boulevard. When deputies arrived, Thompson had slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests, the report said. Jail records show she had a blood alcohol level of .086/.087. State law presumes a driver impaired at .08.

She was being held at the Orient Road jail on $500 bond.

Newsome High School teacher charged with DUI 05/21/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 21, 2010 9:39pm]
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