Polk Teacher Arrested For DUI

Dyrren Barber

Winter Haven, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-A teacher at Bartow Middle School has been arrested for DUI here. Polk County deputies say 29 year-old Dyrren Barber of Lake Wales had breath samples over twice the legal limit when he was tested after crashing his truck.

Deputies got a call after a witness spotted Barber's pickup truck weaving down Cypress Gardens Boulevard, near Helena Road.  The witness also saw Barber's truck hit a car and then speed off. Barber then lost control of the truck, hit a telephone pole, drove through a fence and then hit a water main.

Barber was not hurt in the crash.  Deputies say Barber had a previous arrest for possession of marijuana back in 2016.

Photo courtesy Polk County Sheriff's Office

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