ARREST REPORT: Coral Springs DUI Teacher Was Drinking At Nipper’s

Joanna Sadowski, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

Joanna Sadowski, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The Coral Springs Middle School teacher arrested by Boca Raton Police and charged with DUI told cops she was drinking at Nipper’s in the hours before she was stopped on Military Trail.

A police report obtained by reveals that Joanna Sadowski veered off and onto Military Trail, was speeding 60 in a 45mph zone, and failed three out of four field sobriety tests.

A “gifted” teacher, Sadowski passed the alphabet test.

Sadowski’s blood alcohol content, according to police, was .222 and .215 shortly after her arrest. That’s nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on her own recognizance. You can read the entire arrest report here. 

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  2 comments for “ARREST REPORT: Coral Springs DUI Teacher Was Drinking At Nipper’s

  1. Matthew Fitzpatrick
    August 5, 2014 5:12 pm at 5:12 PM

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Sadowski via a mutual friend when we attended the FSU/UF game in Tallahassee in 2012. Having never met me before, she welcomed me into her second home up there for the weekend. This is a good person who made a mistake. She does not deserve to be publicly crucified. Yes, she is a teacher, and as such a community figure. But I challenge anyone reading this to assert they have never showed poor judgement in their life.

    Specifically, I would like to address putting quotation marks around the word “gifted”. That is flat-out hack journalism, and the writer knows it. She teaches gifted kids. Putting quotations around that in the context of passing only the alphabet test is simply making fun of her. Unnecessary and uncalled for. I hope you sleep great tonight for that.

    • Staff
      August 10, 2014 6:58 pm at 6:58 PM

      Gifted was put in quotes to show that it’s an official program. Nothing sarcastic was intended. The gifted program is important.

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