Spring Grove Elementary staffer charged with 4th DUI

Published: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. –A speech pathologist at Spring Grove Elementary School has been charged with driving under the influence for the fourth time, according to police records.

Lake Geneva, Wis., police responded to a call Jan. 15 from Central-Dennison Elementary School that a girl was hiding under a desk in the principal’s office because her mother was drunk outside in the car, according to the police arrest report.

Debra W. Stanislawski, 46, of Lake Geneva, had picked up her daughter and was at Central-Dennison to pick up her daughter’s friend, the daughter told police.

Stanislawski had blown a few stop signs on the way there, and the daughter got out while the car still was moving and ran into the school, police said the daughter told officers.

Stanislawski was charged with driving under the influence, a fourth offense, aggravated for having a child under the age of 16 in the car. The charge is a felony.

She currently is facing a driving under the influence charge in McHenry County. Richmond police said she had driven under the influence of alcohol while her daughter was in the car.

Stanislawski is employed by Nippersink District 2, but she is not teaching at this time, Superintendent Dan Oest said in an email.

Oest was aware of the charge when the Northwest Herald contacted him, but said Stanislawski is presumed innocent until convicted.

Stanislawski was released from custody Wednesday on $10,000 bond.

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