Vili Fualaau — the student who went on to marry his teacher, Mary Kay Letourneau, after she raped him — was busted for allegedly driving under the influence after almost hitting a police car in Seattle, according to a report.
The 38-year-old was driving erratically on a highway about 4 a.m. Saturday when he made an abrupt lane change and nearly struck the vehicle, TMZ reported.
Fualaau, whose eyes were bloodshot and watery, performed poorly in a field sobriety test and was arrested after he submitted to a voluntary breath test, according to the outlet. The result of the test was not released.
He was booked on a DUI charge and taken to the Snohomish County Jail, TMZ reported.
In March 2018, Letourneau and Fualaau, her student-turned-husband, made headlines when she tried to help him get out of a DUI after he was involved in a three-car crash in Washington state.
Fualaau reportedly admitted drinking at a nearby restaurant and agreed to take a field sobriety test, but Letourneau showed up, ordered him to refuse and told him to wait for his lawyer.
He was later booked on DUI charges.
In the summer of 1996, Letourneau – who died of colon cancer in July 2020 at age 58 — was a 34-year-old married mother of four when her relationship with Fualaau, a 12-year-old sixth-grader, turned sexual.
Police discovered them in a minivan parked in the suburban Seattle city of Des Moines Marina.
Letourneau initially told cops the boy was 18, raising suspicions that something sexual was going on. About two months later, she became pregnant with Fualaau’s child and in 1997 pleaded guilty to raping the youngster.
Their daughter Audrey was born in May 1997 while she was awaiting sentencing.
Through a plea deal, Letourneau’s sentence was reduced to six months — but two weeks after her release, she was caught having sex with the teen in a car and was jailed again.
By then, she was pregnant with the couple’s second child, Georgia, who was born behind bars. The kids were raised by Fualaau’s mother until Letourneau’s release about seven years later.
Letourneau and Fualaau married on May 20, 2005, but they divorced in 2019.
During their marriage, Fualaau maintained he did not see himself as the victim of a sexual predator.
“I’m not a victim. I’m not ashamed of being a father. I’m not ashamed of being in love with Mary Kay,” he said in 2013.