Tracey Forman charged with driving under influence of drugs, alcohol in hit-and-run crash

Police say Tracey Forman was arrested in the Police say Tracey Forman was arrested in the parking lot of the school she works at, Center Moriches High School. Photo Credit: News 12

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CENTER MORICHES - A Center Moriches Middle School teacher who was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in a hit-and-run crash was arraigned Tuesday.

Tracey Forman, 47, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol. 

Police say Forman was driving on Brookfield Avenue on her way to work when she hit a parked minivan and then took off on Monday.

Authorities say they located Forman and her vehicle a short time later in a parking lot behind Center Moriches High School. That building is connected to the middle school where Forman is a teacher. 

Court documents reveal Forman thought she hit a pole, but was not sure. The documents also revealed Forman admitted she should not have been driving. She also admitted “taking two shots” the night before the accident and taking anti-anxiety medication in the morning.

In addition, documents revealed that Forman had a prior arrest back in December for allegedly stealing from Kohl’s. 

Bail was set for Forman at $2,500 cash, $5,000 bond. She is due back in court next month.

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Forman's attorney and the Center Moriches School District had no comment on the arrest.

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