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Teacher Arrested for Driving to Work While High on Cocaine, Sources Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | June 13, 2016 3:27pm

GRYMES HILL — A Staten Island teacher was arrested after she drove to work high on cocaine and crashed into two cars, a law enforcement source said.

Charlotte Savion, 42, of Travis, was driving her 2015 Lincoln SUV to work on Wednesday at about 7:40 a.m. when she crashed into two other cars at the corner of Clove Road and the Staten Island Expressway, the source said.

A drug test found cocaine and Xanax in her system, prosecutors said.

"I have been using cocaine in the past several days," Savion told police, according to court papers.

Savion was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs at her Wednesday arraignment, according to the Staten Island District Attorney's office.

The Department of Education did not respond to a request for comment, but told the Staten Island Advance that Savion has taught at PS 95 in Gravesend since 2000 and has been reassigned to administrative duties since the arrest.

She was released without bail and is due back in court on Aug. 8, according to online court records.

Her lawyer, Igor Niman, did not want to comment for this story.