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Polk County teacher arrested driving wrong-way on New Year's Eve, charged with DUI

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 16:15:02-05

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Mulberry teacher was arrested for driving under the influence on New Year's Eve, officials say.

On Monday, deputies pulled over Tasha Fisher 45, of Lakeland, when she was driving the wrong way down Florida Avenue South just before midnight.

A PCSO deputy stopped her and observed obvious signs of impairment and arrested her, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say that during the interview, Fisher admitted to taking three 20 mg generic Ambien prior to driving her vehicle. Fisher stated she normally takes only one but was having issues sleeping so she took more than recommended.

Fisher is a 4th grade teacher at Kingsford Elementary in Mulberry.

"This shows the danger of taking above the recommended dosage of prescription medication," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. "We are fortunate that a deputy saw the abnormal driving and made a traffic stop. Never take the risk of driving under the influence of any anything."

Fisher is charged with driving under the influence.