You remember Mary Kay Letourneau, right? She’s the former Seattle-area elementary school teacher who molested her 12-year-old student Vili Fualaau in the 1990s, had a couple kids with him, spent about six years in jail, then married Fualaau in 2005—in a ceremony at a winery covered exclusively by television show Entertainment Tonight.
Well, Letourneau’s penchant for misbehavior is back in the news again. On Monday morning, Letourneau, 51, was booked into the King County Jail in Seattle on a misdemeanor arrest warrant, reports The Seattle Times.
The cradle-robbing teacher’s crime this time: failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license.
On Jan. 4 of last year, the Washington State Patrol pulled Letourneau over for driving without a license. Her license had been suspended because she failed to pay traffic tickets.
The highway patrol also alleges that the famous former teacher was driving on an expired vehicle registration and had no proof of insurance.
At the time, the cop who stopped Letourneau cited her and released her.
In September, which The Daily Caller notes is a very long time after January, Letourneau failed to appear in court. As the Daily News explains, the disgraced teacher could have avoided charges by then by attending a relicensing program. She didn’t, though.
After Letourneau failed to show up for the court hearing, Judge Victoria Seitz decided she’d had enough and issued an arrest warrant.
The warrant remained outstanding for some five months until police in the Seattle suburb of Tukwila stopped Letourneau — apparently in the wee hours of Monday morning — for some unreported reason.
Letourneau was officially booked into jail at 4:44 a.m.
Bail was set at $5,000, according to local NBC affiliate KING-TV. Letourneau posted bail on Monday afternoon.
Letourneau is still married to Fualaau. He’s a DJ who has, among other things, played music for “Hot for Teacher Night” promotions at a Seattle night club. He’s 30 years old—only four years younger than Letourneau was when the pair began their torrid, star-crossed relationship.
The couple’s two children are now both teenagers.
Letourneau and Fualaau co-authored a 1999 book about their relationship. It was published in France under the title “Only One Crime, Love” (Un seul crime, l’amour). One satisfied four-star reviewer claims that readers will learn a lot including that Letourneau uses tampons to curl her hair.
Letourneau is the daughter of the late John G. Schmitz, a legendary Republican congressman and state politician from Orange County, California, whose career ended after he was revealed to have fathered two children with one of his former college students.