EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include information from the Anna Police Department.
Pauline Obrien Durica, 51, was arrested on March 8 at approximately 8 p.m. and booked into the Collin County Jail after being arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Officer Rush Smith of the Anna Police Department said Durica was driving northbound on Highway 5 near the intersection of FM 455 when police received a reckless driving call. Durica was pulled over and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor. She was released the next day from jail on a $500 bond.
According to the Anna Independent School District website, Durica teaches Algebra 1 and Algebraic Reasoning at Anna High School. Her biography on the district website says she’s taught for 27 years.
“The district is looking into this matter, but cannot discuss personnel matters,” Melane Woodbury, the district’s communication director said, in a statement to the Anna-Melissa Tribune.
Durica does not have a publicly listed landline, and she did not respond to efforts to contact her through Facebook.
On the Texas Education Agency website, one of the crimes listed that are considered directly related to the duties and responsibilities of educators are “two or more crimes committed within a 12-month period that involve public intoxication, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or disorderly conduct.”
The Anna Police Department reported that charges may be filed after lab results for blood alcohol are sent from Austin, which can take up to a month.