A Bartow High teacher was arrested Saturday on charges of DUI after deputies say he crashed into a mailbox.
Anthony Stanciu, 51, was driving home from the Lake Wales Mardi Gras parade at about 6 p.m. Saturday when his car crashed into a concrete mailbox on Lake Daisy Boulevard, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Stanciu's speech was slurred and they could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle. They say Stanciu told them he drank three beers at the parade and was on his way home when he crashed.
Stanciu performed three field sobriety tests and showed several signs of impairment, deputies said.
Stanciu was booked into the Polk County Jail, where he gave breath samples for a breath analysis test. Deputies said those came back with separate readings of .195 and .205. Florida law presumes intoxication at .08.
Stanciu is facing one count of driving under the influence. He was released from the Polk County Sheriff's Office after posting a $500 bond.
Deputies say Stanciu told them he is a math teacher at Bartow High School.