TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
Pasco Tribune

Deputies: Semi-nude Pasco teacher's aide charged with DUI


Published:

A middle school classroom teacher's aide was arrested early Saturday morning after she was pulled over for speeding and found to be driving under the influence in Wesley Chapel, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Kristi Faye Steuber, 41, was driving west on State Road 56 near Old Grove Boulevard when she was pulled over by a Pasco deputy. The deputy, according to the arrest report, said Steuber registered 69 mph on the radar in a 55 mph zone. Her car also had a passenger-side headlight out.

When the deputy approached her side of the car, Steuber was not wearing pants or underwear, but did have a shirt on, the report said. The deputy said she smelled of alcohol and the smell grew stronger when she spoke, according to the report. When she did speak, she mumbled and slurred her words, the deputy said.

Steuber told the deputy she had been at a St. Petersburg bar and had several drinks, the report said.

When she got out of the car to perform field sobriety tests, she was nude below the waist and the deputy had to tell Steuber more than once to put her pants on, according to the report.

Once at the Land O' Lakes Jail, Steuber's blood alcohol content was measured at .135 and .137, the report said. A driver in the state of Florida is considered impaired at .08.

Steuber was charged with driving under the influence and released Saturday on her own recognizance.

Linda Cobbe, spokeswoman for the Pasco County school district, said school officials were notified of the arrest Saturday and Steuber is required to meet with an employee relations member.

"There may not be any discipline after that," Cobbe said of the misdemeanor arrest.

Steuber is an instructional aide who assists teachers of exceptional learning students at Paul R. Smith Middle School in Holiday, Cobbe said.

Comments