Sayville Middle School Teacher Charged With DWI

Philip Anzalone is due back in court today.

A Sayville middle school special education teacher is due back in First District Court today relating to charge of driving while intoxicated.

Philip Anzalone, of Oakdale, was pulled over near the intersection of Montauk Highway and Berard Boulevard in Oakdale at about 9:30 p.m. on August 2 for not having his headlights activated, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office.

Police noticed that Anzalone’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet, according to the DA.

Police administered a breath test and the result was .15 percent of 1 percent blood alcohol content, nearly double the legal charge of .08 percent, according to the DA.

The 39-year-old was then arrested and charged with a vehicle infraction count for no headlight use and DWI.

Anzalone was arraigned on August 3 and released on his own recognizance.

The Sayville School District told Patch it does not comment on personnel matters.

alove October 24, 2013 at 06:22 PM
AND i GO to sayville okay. and trust me I HATE HIMMM
George October 24, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I wonder what rating Mr Anzalone was given this year with the new rating system. I would think the school board would have to tell us under the freedom of information act. I think I will ask at the next board meeting
Nancy October 26, 2013 at 09:03 AM
I agree with you Maureen. Obviously "resident" has a personal issue with him...Honestly sounds like a gossip monger comment page....the guy made a mistake...he will pay the price...he will take this lesson with him for the rest of his life.
Mike November 04, 2013 at 10:56 AM
I don't think a DWI arrest is a valid reason to fire the guy. He made a mistake and he should be legally responsible. Firing him is a bit harsh. If he is convicted of another DWI then maybe that's a problem that should result in his termination.


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