Teacher arrested in hit-and-run DWI
GONZALES - Police arrested a school teacher after they said she left the scene of a wreck Monday morning in Gonzales, and blew well above the legal limit for alcohol when she was finally stopped.
Sgt. Stephen Nethken with Gonzales Police said officers arrested Jaime Ingrassia on suspicion of second-offense DWI, hit-and-run, and careless operation.
Investigators said Ingrassia didn't stop after hitting another vehicle at the intersection of La. 30 and La. 44 around 10:30 a.m. They said the driver of the car she hit followed and contacted authorities, who stopped Ingrassia a short time later.
Nethken said Ingrassia blew a 0.285 on a breath test after she was stopped. The legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving in Louisiana is 0.08.
Police said Ingrassia told them she had gone to school and was sent home when the wreck happened. A representative for Ascension Christian Elementary and Middle School confirmed Jaime Ingrassia was employed there.
No one was hurt in the wreck.