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Longmont middle school teacher arrested after driving to school drunk, police say

Woman arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, DUI
Posted: 5:09 PM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-23 00:09:07Z
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LONGMONT, Colo. – A Longmont middle school teacher was booked into the Boulder County Jail Thursday after police say she hit a vehicle, left the scene of the crash and drove back to school while under the influence of alcohol.

An affidavit states police were dispatched to a hit-and-run in the area of Renaissance and Clover Basin Drives at about 11:36 a.m., where witnesses said they saw a dark colored SUV leaving the scene of the crash.

The suspect vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Jessica Lynn Brady, was later spotted pulling into Altona Middle School, nearly a mile west from the hit-and-run crash.

Police contacted Brady and noticed her eyes “were glossy and watery” and that her speech was “slow and distinct at times and other times it appeared to be slurred,” according to the affidavit.

Brady eventually admitted to police she had had a beer at her home before driving back to Altona Middle School, but told police several times she was never involved in a hit-and-run and that any damage to her car was preexisting, the affidavit states.

The officer at the scene then told Brady to get out of her car and perform sobriety tests, but the tests were stopped after Brady, who had a difficult time performing them, attempted to walk away from the officer.

Brady was then taken into custody and agreed to take a blood test. The results from that blood test were not immediately released.

Brady, who remains at the Boulder County Jail, faces charges of hit-and-run, DUI and careless driving.