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JCPS fires teacher convicted in drunk driving injury case

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Rachel Bouya Ahmed Limam was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in a Nov. 1, 2015 drunk driving accident that left the victim with serious injuries. Rachel Bouya Ahmed Limam was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in a Nov. 1, 2015 drunk driving accident that left the victim with serious injuries.
Photo of the Nov. 1, 2015 wreck involving Rachel Bouya Ahmed Limam and Amanda Doyle (LMPD body camera video) Photo of the Nov. 1, 2015 wreck involving Rachel Bouya Ahmed Limam and Amanda Doyle (LMPD body camera video)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A JCPS teacher sentenced to three years in prison for causing an injury accident while driving drunk has been fired. 

Rachel Bouya Ahmed Limam, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal mischief and aggravated drunk driving on Aug. 31. A judge refused her request for probation, and sentenced her to three years on Oct. 26. 

JCPS spokeswoman Allison Martin tells WDRB that Bouya Ahmed Limam received her termination letter on Nov. 1 -- exactly one year after the crash. 

According to a police report, Bouya Ahmed Limam ran a red light at the intersection of East Broadway and South Jackson streets in downtown Louisville shortly after midnight on Nov. 1, 2015 before hitting two vehicles and causing serious injuries to Amanda Doyle of Louisville.

Police say an empty bottle of Jack Daniels was found on the floorboard of Bouya Ahmed Limam's vehicle, and that her blood alcohol content was .231. 

During her sentencing hearing, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Audra Eckerle admonished Bouya Ahmed Limam, saying she didn't think she has had enough time to "contemplate the seriousness of what you've done. 

"You have sentenced your victim to a lifelong sentence," Eckerle said, adding it was "not a mistake" but an "intentional action."

Bouya Ahmed Limam had worked as a fifth-grade teacher at Semple Elementary School since 2012 and had continued to teach, even after pleading guilty to the felony charges. After she was sentenced, JCPS said the termination process would begin since state law prohibits convicted felons from teaching. 

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