The executive director of a state education agency has been arrested on charges of drunken driving.
Claudia Braman, who was appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to lead the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana, was stopped by police in Johnson County on Monday night.
According to a police report, Braman was swerving and nearly struck a mailbox before she pulled over near Morgantown and Smokey Row roads.
Officers said Braman had bloodshot, glassy eyes, smelled of alcohol and spoke slowly as she apologized for texting while driving.
When asked if she had any alcohol in her vehicle, Braman pulled a brown paper bag from the back seat with four bottles of wine coolers inside, one of which was half empty, according to the police report.
After failing multiple field sobriety tests, Braman was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital to get a blood sample and "have her checked by a doctor for her welfare," the report said.
The test showed Braman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.32 percent, police said.
Braman was preliminarily charged with driving while intoxicated. She had bonded out Thursday, jail officials said.
According to Braman's LinkedIn profile, she was appointed to lead the SSACI in June 2008. The agency provides need-based grants and awards to college students.
A person who answered the phone at the agency Thursday declined to comment.
Braman previously worked at The Princeton Review and Franklin College.
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