Two Springdale Teachers Arrested at School on Alcohol Charges - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Springdale, AR

Two Springdale Teachers Arrested at School on Alcohol Charges

SPRINGDALE, AR - Authorities say a Springdale teacher was arrested at school on suspicion of public intoxication.

Authorities say they arrested 59-year-old Janice Dodson last week after other teachers complained of smelling alcohol on her breath.  Dodson, who taught English as a Second Language courses at J.O. Kelly Middle School, has resigned.

Authorities say Dodson't blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit in Arkansas.  Dodson was released from the Springdale jail and has an arraignment set for July 1.

Dodson is the second Springdale teacher to be arrested at school on an alcohol charge.  Last month, kindergarten teacher Patricia Miller was arrested for driving under the influence after failing two field sobriety tests in her classroom at Young Elementary School.  Police were called to the school after a parent saw Miller fall as she walked toward the front doors of the school, according to a police report.

Miller, who has also resigned, has a June 25 arraignment.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to provide remembrance plates

    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to provide remembrance plates

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:36:19 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:35 GMT
    (Source: Jancey Sheats)(Source: Jancey Sheats)

    A program to help families remember family members they have lost is now at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. 

    A program to help families remember family members they have lost is now at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. 

  • Report of suspicious activity turns up meth, pseudoephedrine, prescription pills

    Report of suspicious activity turns up meth, pseudoephedrine, prescription pills

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:54:03 GMT
    Bodey Hanley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Department)Bodey Hanley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Department)

    Jonesboro police charged two Jonesboro residents with five felonies each after they found them in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

    Jonesboro police charged two Jonesboro residents with five felonies each after they found them in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

  • Girl with autoimmune disorder praised by Army

    Girl with autoimmune disorder praised by Army

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:39:47 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:49:16 GMT
    (Source: Courtney Payne)(Source: Courtney Payne)

    A Jonesboro girl suffering from a common autoimmune disorder, which causes hair loss, was recognized by the US Army for her bravery in participating in a beauty pageant.

    A Jonesboro girl suffering from a common autoimmune disorder, which causes hair loss, was recognized by the US Army for her bravery in participating in a beauty pageant.

Powered by Frankly