On Nov. 6, officers pulled over a vehicle because the tail lights were out, the East Idaho News reported.
When police approached the vehicle, they reportedly found 36-year-old Jessica Lawson in the passenger seat and a 16- or 17-year-old male in the driver seat, officials said.
The teen driver reportedly told police that Lawson asked him to drive because she was too drunk to drive.
When talking with police, the teen also reportedly said Lawson gave him marijuana and he was under the influence of that substance, but he had no alcohol.
Authorities said Lawson allegedly picked up the teen at his house where he lives with his parents around 11 p.m. They then returned to her home where she drank, he smoked marijuana and they had sex.
Lawson allegedly called the minor’s parents that night and admitted to taking the teen back to her house and giving him alcohol, the East Idaho News reported. Lawson reportedly did not admit to anything else, including having sexual contact with the minor.
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She was booked into the Madison County Jail and her bond was set at $50,000. She was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
Lawson is a former high school teacher in the Fremont County School District from 2021 to the spring of 2023, officials said.
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