Oklahoma Teacher Accused of Showing Up Drunk, Pantless on First Day at Work, Police Say
Lorie Ann Hill, 49, was arrested on Monday after she showed up for her first day of work at Wagoner High School intoxicated, pant-less and shoe-less, according to the Wagoner Police Department.
“She was found in an empty classroom by an assistant principal,” Bob Haley, police chief at the Wagoner Police Department told ABC News today. “He found her with no pants on. He has never seen her before.”
The police officer on scene could “smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath,” according to a police report obtained by ABC News.
“She admitted drinking before entering the building,” Haley said.
Hill, a newly-hired teacher at the school, told the police officer she was drinking orange juice and vodka on her way to work, the police report stated.
The officer then performed field sobriety tests on Hill, and she failed all the tests, the report said.
When the police officer asked her if she had any more vodka left, she said there was more stocked up in her car, which was parked in the school parking lot.
Police booked Hill on a charge of public intoxication.
Haley said there isn't a credible witness to prove that Hill drove to school under the influence of alcohol.
Hill was arraigned on Tuesday and a judge set bail at $149. After pleading not guilty, she was released from jail Tuesday night.
Wagoner High School officials could not immediately be reached for comment.