Florida teacher arrested for DUI, assault, officials say

A Florida teacher was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and assault early Sunday morning, officials said.

Cynthia Busbee, 46, was detained for DUI around 2 a.m. Sunday at Whiskey's Saloon and refused to take a Breathalyzer test, WMBB reported.

Police said she was later taken to a hospital where she hit a nurser multiple times.

Busbee was placed on paid administrative leave while the school district investigates.

“We hold our educators to the highest of standards so it’s disappointing to hear of the arrest of a valued staff member,” the school district said in a statement. “This educator has been placed on paid administrative leave, per the union contract, pending a personnel hearing scheduled for Tuesday. We have no other comment at this time.”

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