Teacher Arrested for DUI in School Parking Lot
A Lee County teacher is accused of driving under the influence and deputies say she crashed into another car in her school's parking lot.
Deputies say on Thursday morning, the Dunbar Middle School, school resource officer called to report a minor crash that happened in the parking lot.
The crash involved teacher Christine Murgueytio's white Kia and another parked car.
The SRO told deputies that Murgueytio might have been impaired because an eyewitness had said that she was stumbling and that her speech was "thick tongued."
When deputies arrived and spoke the teacher, she was asked if she had been drinking or taking any drugs.
According to the arrest report, she replied that she had only taken one Ambien Wednesday night.
When asked to take a field sobriety test, she agreed but asked to do so in the back of the parking lot so that her coworkers and students would not see it happening.
Based on the results of those tests, she was placed in custody and asked to give a breath sample.
And as the deputy was gathering her things from her car, according to the arrest report, he found two beer cans in her lunch box next to some uneaten plums.
Murgueytio also agreed to give a urine sample, which was then placed into evidence.
She was then taken to the Lee County Jail, but has since been released on bond.
At first glance, you might think this teacher is drunk first thing in the morning because she has to deal with junior high kids. But in reality, it's because she drives a Kia. I mean, really! Who wouldn't start chugging beers on the way to work if you had to be seen in a Kia. Isn't that just nothing more than an imitation Honda? Or Toyota?
Or maybe she drinks because she has an unpronounceable name that she has to spell all the time.
Regardless, if she'd eaten the plums no one would have noticed. For sure she would have then been more regular. Oh.....that's prunes? I mean, dried plums? I know they no longer like to market them as prunes.
But she didn't eat the plums and they did notice. No doubt because she was playing bumper cars in the parking lot and staggering around
At least they had the decency to take her out by the school's smoking section to make her do the field sobriety test so the kids couldn't see. Wouldn't want to scare those innocent, impressionable little minds now would we. But that didn't stop the cops from tossing her in the back seat of a squad car and carting her off to jail.
Even as the kids were cheering from their classes, teachers were pondering "What the Hell?"