Driving Instructor Busted for OVI; Half-Empty Bottle of Vodka Found

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EASTLAKE, Ohio — A driving instructor is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) after she failed a field sobriety test following a traffic stop, Fox 8 News reports.

Vicki Wojtila, 45, of Euclid, was arrested on Friday at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wojtila, a driving instructor for the Town and City Driving School in Willowick, had just dropped off a juvenile student minutes earlier.

The reporting officer observed the student driver vehicle — a 2001 Buick Century — traveling westbound on Roberts Road. After noticing some seriously erratic driving, the officer activated his cruiser lights. The car, however, didn’t pull over right away.

Once it finally did stop, the officer identified Wojtila as the driver, noting that she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. She failed field sobriety testing and refused to submit to breath testing at the Eastlake Police Department station. A half-empty bottle of vodka was found in her purse.

Wojtila was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. She is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Willoughby Municipal Court on charges of OVI and other traffic violations.

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