Anclote High cheerleading coach charged with drunken driving

Published Feb. 11, 2013

HOLIDAY — An Anclote High School P.E. teacher and cheerleading coach was arrested early Monday morning on a charge of drunk driving.

Jamie Marie Wichmanowski, 29, was pulled over about 1 a.m. on Randee Road in Moon Lake, while operating a golf cart without headlights on a sidewalk, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. "She had blood shot and glassy eyes," the report said, and she performed poorly on the field sobriety tests.

She initially denied being under the influence, then told deputies she had two beers, the report said. She refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

Wichmanowski was given a citation for DUI and released Monday from the Land O'Lakes jail. Generally the Pasco school district allows employees to return to work after their first DUI, and does not take action unless the arrest involves an injury or multiple offenses.