Teacher arrested in DWI, hit and run, loses job

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Associated Press

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

GONZALES, La. (AP) — An Ascension Parish religious school has fired an elementary student teacher arrested Monday for DWI and hit-and-run shortly after she was asked to leave the Gonzales-area school.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1amu139 ) Ascension Christian Elemenary School officials say 36-year-old Jamie Ingrassia, of Gonzales, was "released from employment" Tuesday after meeting with school administrators.

Sgt. Steven Nethken says Ingrassia was booked Monday on counts of felony hit-and-run, careless operation of a vehicle and second-offense DWI. She was released after posting a $1,690 bond.

Nethken said Ingrassia was given a Breathalyzer test and her blood-alcohol content was 0.285 percent. A reading of 0.08 percent is considered presumptive evidence of drunken driving in Louisiana.

It was unclear whether Ingrassia has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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