On the first day of school, police arrested a third-grade teacher in Oklahoma for being drunk in the classroom. Perkins Police Department released the name of the 53-year-old woman, Kimberly Coates, as well as body cam footage of her informal interrogation, which led to her arrest.
After being contacted about a teacher acting weird, officers quizzed the woman about her drinking habits upon their arrival. Subsequently, a breathalyzer test was conducted on Coates, which showed that her blood-alcohol level was .24, which is three times the legal limit, according to police.
Police body camera footage published shows Coates admitting to police she drank wine at 3 a.m. that morning but not while she was at school.
But the police officer conducting the breath test alongside a school administrator was quick to rubbish her claims. She then changed her story saying she drank on the way to school.
In response to her claims, one of the officers went to the teacher’s classroom to retrieve a plastic cup that was used by the teacher. Coates claims it was her juice cup, however, neither the police nor the school administrator bought her story.
The woman was then placed under arrest shortly after and charged with public intoxication as she pleaded for leniency, “Please don’t do this,” Coates uttered.
See the video below: