PALM HARBOR — A Pasco County elementary special needs teacher has been charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop at a red light after authorities say she caused an accident early Sunday morning.
According to a report, 30-year-old Jennifer Lee Davidson was driving westbound on County Road 752 when she approached an intersection, went through a red light and hit another car that had the right of way.
The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m., and both cars were towed from the scene. Davidson refused a Breathalyzer, the report said.
Pasco County School District spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said Davidson previously worked at Gulfside Elementary School in Holiday and will teach special needs students at Sunray Elementary next month.
Typically, Cobbe said, misdemeanor DUIs don't result in disciplinary action, but any district employee accused of a crime is required to notify the district.
The employee relations department meets with the staff member, Cobbe said, and discusses the incident. "Basically, they just have a conversation," she said.
Davidson, 3707 Modesto St., New Port Richey, was released Sunday after posting $500 bail.