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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.)

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