A UISD teacher was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of driving drunk, according to the Texas Department of Public safety.
Pamela Michelle San Miguel, 37, was charged with driving while intoxicated. If convicted, she faces up to 180 days in jail or a $2,000 fine or both.
San Miguel teaches at Mueller Elementary. A UISD spokesperson said the district has a report of an arrest but no further details. The spokesperson said the district will look into the matter after returning from the Thanksgiving break.
At about 2:42 a.m. on Nov. 22, a trooper was on routine patrol on Bob Bullock Loop and FM 1472 when she spotted a gray Audi sport utility vehicle fail to signal a lane turn, according to the affidavit.
The trooper pulled over the Audi for the violation. DPS identified the driver as San Miguel.
“San Miguel admitted she was coming from a bar in addition to drinking two beers and one alcoholic beverage that she claimed contained vodka,” states the affidavit.
San Miguel allegedly displayed signs of intoxication such as bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Due to her driving behavior, admission to having consumed alcohol and physical signs of intoxication, the trooper told San Miguel that she would conduct a standardized field sobriety test, where San Miguel allegedly displayed four of six clues in the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, according to the affidavit.
“San Miguel attempted to perform the walk and turn test and could not balance during instructions nor comprehend instructions due to the introduction of alcohol,” states the affidavit. “San Miguel refused to continue with the walk and turn test and the one leg stand test. Due to the totality of the circumstances, San Miguel was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated-first offense.”
San Miguel shared medical records with LMT. She added that after knee surgery, lack of ligaments prevents her from walking a straight line. She further stated that the redness in her eyes is due to her being diagnosed with astigmatism.
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