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West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving


This news story was published on February 18, 2019.
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BRITT – A West Hancock educator was arrested for a third drunk driving offense recently.

Raylea Hepker, age 27, allegedly committed her latest drunk driving offense on January 28. She was arrested by Britt police after, reportedly, the license plate
on her vehicle was covered as she drove on the wrong side of the road. She was charged with felony third-offense operating while intoxicated.

Hepker is employed by the West Hancock Community School District where she teaches English, the school’s website shows. Records show Hepker was guilty of second-offense operating while intoxicated back in 2010 in Linn county. She served 7 days in jail and paid over $3,000 in fines and court costs. In 2016, she petitioned the court to have the drunk driving charge expunged from her record. A judge denied her request.

Photo via whancock.org/teachers/

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6 Responses to West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 20, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I will never understand why people think teachers shouldn’t or can not have problems like the rest of us. This women needs inpatient treatment for her alcohol addiction before she hurts someone.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    She works in the public sector, this is great news, just another tax payor paid vacation

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

    If anyone has a reason to get drunk it is a English Teacher in today’s world.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 19, 2019 at 2:34 am

    how many times she been drunk in the classroom, only 27 and 3 times, she has a real problem, again how many times didn’t she get caught. wonder if she is easy when she is drunk

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 19, 2019 at 6:58 am

      Maybe she can teach you how to use punctuation.

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      Ishouldknow Reply Report comment

      February 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Sorry, but she’s not (your) typical fat ugly bar fly. She’s in a higher class then you.