By Garth O'Brien | November 16, 2008
Filed Under DUI News
Independence, Missouri. Kathy Moegle, 55, might be seeking employment elsewhere after a recent incident with her principal and an Independence police officer. Moegle teaches fifth grade at Blackburn Elementary School, and apparently enjoys drinking on the job. The school principal confirmed his suspicions after confronting Moegle during class, and called the police.
Independence police suggested someone drive Moegle to her home, but Moegle exited the school and drove away. The police quickly stopped Moegle and began a DUI investigation. It was determined that Moegle had watery eyes, an odor of intoxicants and poor balance. During the interaction the officer noted Moegle was “mumbling,” and failed the field sobriety tests.
Moegle provided a breath alcohol sample that racked up a .173 result which is double the legal limit for Missouri. Officers also located a gallon of alcoholic margarita mixture from one classroom, but it was not clear whether it was Moegle’s bottle. The district placed Moegle on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.