RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - A Dallas substitute middle school
teacher has been arrested after police say he was too drunk in
class to finish a sobriety test.
Thomas Brownlee was in a classroom with students at Parkhill
Junior High School in far north Dallas yesterday with another staff
member for about 20 minutes. A spokesman for the Richardson school
district, in which Parkhill is located, says another teacher
suspected Brownlee was drunk and told a campus police officer.
A Dallas police report states that Brownlee "had slurred
speech, breath smelling of an alcoholic beverage and bloodshot
eyes." The report says the officer stopped issuing a sobriety test
out of concern for Brownlee's safety, and Brownlee was charged with
District spokesman Tim Clark says students were never alone with
Information from: The Dallas Morning News,
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