A Lodi NJ woman was recently arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after getting into an argument on a street in Lodi, New Jersey.
The incident went down around 7:10 p.m. According to Lodi authorities, the 40-year-old suspect got involved in a verbal altercation while she was driving on the 200 block of Church Street in Lodi, NJ. The verbal dispute involved the suspect and a pedestrian who was walking along the sidewalk.
Someone called the Lodi Police Department, which dispatched officers to the area. When Lodi NJ police officers got to the scene, they found a white Buick truck stopped in the roadway.
Meanwhile, according to police, the suspect was arguing with a woman who was standing on the sidewalk.
Lodi police officers believed that the suspect might have been intoxicated, so they asked her to submit to a field sobriety test.
The suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety test, resulting in police placing her under arrest. She was subsequently charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
According to officials, the suspect is employed as a special education teacher for the Lodi Board of Education. This is actually the second time in the past two years that a Lodi teacher has been charged with drunk driving. In 2014, a Lodi High School teacher was allegedly drunk when she caused a DWI accident that injured a Bergen County police officer.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Lodi Special Ed Teacher Charged with DWI after Argument with Pedestrian.”