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Former Charter School teacher back behind bars awaiting sentencing

Carolyn Doggett

A former Villages Charter School first-grade teacher is back behind bars awaiting sentencing after violating her probation resulting from a 2018 driving under the influence arrest.

Carolyn Roach Doggett, 36, of Wildwood, is being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center awaiting a Dec. 18 sentencing hearing in Sumter County Court.

Earlier this year, a urine test turned up inconsistencies that were turned over to the prosecutor’s office.

In October 2018, Doggett had been placed on probation for one year, lost her driver’s license for six months and was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. A stipulation of her probation was screenings to detect drug or alcohol use.

Doggett, who was featured in The Villages Daily Sun in 2017 for her work at The Villages Elementary School, had been arrested July 2, 2018 near the school.

A reckless driving complaint had been received at about 3:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Buena Vista Boulevard and County Road 466, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy caught up with Doggett’s white Chevy SUV and found it “driving all over the roadway,” with its blinker on. The SUV “wasn’t making a turn and nearly caused multiple traffic collisions,” according to the report.

The SUV continued traveling westbound on County Road 466 near the intersection of Tatonka Terrace.

“While behind the vehicle, I observed it to travel over the lane and drive in the middle of two lanes. Due to the immediate hazard to other motorists I initiated my emergency red and blue lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle was slow to respond to my attempted traffic stop and continued to swerve through the left and right lane and at one point passed over the fog line nearly striking the curb. Due to the vehicle’s delayed response I next initiated my equipped siren in an attempt to gain the driver’s attention. The driver next turned left onto Village Campus Circle, and came to a final stop in the parking lot of The Villages Intermediate Center,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

Doggett  handed the deputy her concealed carry permit when she was asked for her driver’s license. 

Doggett denied she had been drinking, indicating instead that she had taken a prescribed pill. Her speech was slurred and her eyes were “extremely bloodshot and glassy.”

She performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and refused to provide a breath sample.

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