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
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.