Berkeley Teacher Pleads Guilty To LSD Possession After San Rafael DUI Stop

SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A Berkeley teacher has plead guilty to a felony charge Monday in Marin after he was found with LSD during a traffic stop.

Douglas Haight admitted to possession of LSD, as well as a misdemeanor drunken driving charge, according to an article in the Oakland Tribune.

Haight managed to avoid a potential three-year prison sentence under the conditions of a plea arrangement, as long as he remains law-abiding, and meets other conditions.

Haight was arrested Dec. 1 after running a red light in San Rafael.

Breath tests taken at the scene showed preliminary blood-alcohol readings of .13 percent, and .12 percent, well above the legal limit for driving of .08 percent.

When police booked Haight at the county jail, he turned in his belongings, including a bottle, which a deputy suspected may contain drugs.

The liquid tested positive for LSD, according to police.

The state revoked Haight’s teaching credential following the arrest. The Berkeley Unified School District terminated his employment.

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