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Wallingford teacher placed on leave after convictions for DUI, reckless endangerment

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Theresa-Ann Winkel is on leave after convictions. (Department of Corrections) Theresa-Ann Winkel is on leave after convictions. (Department of Corrections)
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A Wallingford teacher was placed on leave after arrests for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and reckless endangerment. 

Superintendent Salvatore Menzo confirmed that 53-year-old Theresa Ann Winkel was on leave pending an investigation. 

Winkel was charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and first-degree reckless endangerment on Aug. 31, 2014. She was found guilty and sentenced to six months in jail for the DUI charge and one year on the reckless endangerment charge on June 24, 2016. However, her sentences would be suspended after 120 days with two years on probation.  

Winkel served her time at York Correctional and was released last week. 

According to the Department of Corrections, Winkel is currently being supervised in the community by the DOC Parole and Community Services. DOC said Winkel was "granted Transitional Supervision," which they said "is a reentry mechanism under the authority of the Commissioner of Correction." 

Winkel taught fifth grade at Parker Farms School. Menzo said they could not comment further on the incident. 

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