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Columbia County teacher arrested for DUI in High Springs

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. – Andrew Douglas Schrader, 41, who is listed on the Columbia County High School site as an ESE teacher, was arrested late last night in High Springs and charged with driving under the influence.

A High Springs Police Department officer reported that he observed a pickup truck traveling at 73 mph in a 50 mph zone just before midnight last night. He pulled behind the vehicle and reported that he saw the truck travel into the oncoming lane, almost crashing head-on with another vehicle. He pulled the truck over and made contact with the driver, later identified as Schrader.

The officer reported that he immediately smelled alcohol on Schrader’s breath and wrote that Schrader said he had been drinking. The officer said he asked Schrader to perform field sobriety exercises, and he wrote that Schrader said, “I would rather not.” The officer also wrote that Schrader refused to provide a breath sample.

Schrader has been charged with DUI and released from the Alachua County Jail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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