Teacher driving to school accused of DUI

57-year-old Florida woman had a .27 BAC before 7 a.m.

Lee County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Nancy Vaughn
Lee County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Nancy Vaughn

ESTERO, Fla. – A Lee County high school teacher was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while on her way to school on a Monday morning.

Nancy Vaughn, a 57-year-old reading teacher at a high school in Estero was pulled over shortly before 7 a.m. after the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car driving erratically near the school, swerving in and out of lanes. Vaughn denied being under the influence of any substances and stated that she was on her way to work.

However, when Vaughn failed a field sobriety test, the officer arrested her on suspicion of DUI. She ended up having Breathalyzer test readings of 0.26 and 0.27, more than three times the legal limit, when she was tested about two hours later, reported the Naples Daily News.

Vaughn is on probation related to a May 2013 DUI to which she pleaded no contest. She received one year county probation and a one-year license revocation as part of her plea agreement, though she was allowed to drive to and from work.

Bond was set at $1,500 on the DUI charge and $5,000 for probation violation.  As of midday Wednesday, Vaughn remained in jail.