05/13/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
West Hartford, CT – A Girl Scout leader who was transporting her daughter and three other scouts to a camp was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Friday, May 7, 2010, as reported by www.wfsb.com.
Police reported 50-year-old Teresa Tracy, of Canton was pulled over in West Hartford after a 911 call came in describing a swerving truck in a construction zone on Avon Mountain. The driver who called 911 stayed behind the swerving vehicle on Route 44, helping police locate the erratic driver.
Police reported Tracy’s blood alcohol level was .31, almost four times the legal limit. Connecticut’s legal limit is .08 percent BAC.
According to the Hartford Courant, Tracy was driving four 8th-grade girl scouts to Camp Yankee Trails in Tolland, 40 miles away from where she was pulled over. It was reported that she had difficulty maintaining balance when asked to exit her vehicle, and had to hold onto the door of her truck.
Along with the DUI charge, Tracy faces four counts of risk or injury to a minor and assorted traffic violations. She is expected to appear at Superior Court in Hartford on May 20.
The Girl Scouts of Connecticut removed Tracy from her troop leader position within the organization on Tuesday, May 11. Parents of the teens who were subject to Taylor’s drunken driving reported their daughters were still recovering from the scare.