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Teacher crashes car into 2 Sacramento homes on way to school, faces DUI charge

Patricia Robertson is arrested Thursday morning.
Patricia Robertson is arrested Thursday morning. video image

A Sacramento City Unified School District teacher was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her vehicle crashed into two houses in the south Sacramento area Thursday morning.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Michael Bradley said Patricia Robertson, 56, was driving on Deddington Way about 8:30 a.m. and was making a left turn onto Arnside Way when she lost control of the vehicle. She drove into the driveway of home in the 8000 block of Arnside, and hit a parked vehicle that plowed into the garage. Robertson’s car, a Ford Mustang, continued out of control and struck a second house, Bradley said.

Neither Robertson nor the occupants of the homes were injured, he said.

CHP officers said Robertson exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication. Bradley said preliminary tests indicated that her blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

Gabe Ross, a spokesman for the Sacramento City Unified School District, said Robertson, a third-grade teacher at Earl Warren Elementary School, will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. She has been with the district since 1986, he said. She was reportedly on her way to school when she crashed.

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