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LI teacher suspended after DWI, drug arrest in Hamptons

A William Floyd High School teacher was suspended with pay, according to the district, after she was arrested in Southampton Village on driving while intoxicated and drug charges.

Around 1:28 a.m. on March 1, Lauren Neiderfer, 26, of Lake Pointe Drive in Middle Island, was arrested after Southampton Village police pulled her over on North Sea Road for a traffic and vehicle violation, police said.

In addition to DWI, Neiderfer was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance after investigators also found cocaine in her possession, police said.

Neiderfer has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation, the district announced.

"The William Floyd School District takes these allegations very seriously. The safety and security of William Floyd students is the highest priority," the district said in a letter posted on its Web site.

Neiderfer was released on $500 bail and is due back in court March 15, according to her lawyer Ed Burke Jr. of Sag Harbor, who said he was looking forward to the "vigorous proper defense" of his client.

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