ADA, Okla. – An Oklahoma substitute teacher, who admitted to drinking before class last February, is speaking out for the first time since her arrest.
Michelle Childress says she had been sick with Swine Flu when she was asked to substitute teach a class at Washington Elementary in Ada.
She says when she arrived at school, some of the medication she had taken for her illness had an adverse effect on her and she became dizzy.
Childress says she rushed to the restroom and when she came out, police arrested her for public intoxication.
The substitute told officers she had a margarita the night before around 11:00 p.m., but the breathalyzer told a different story.
The police report states Childress’ blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
“There’s no way. There’s no way I could be three times over the limit. I mean, I got up, made breakfast for my kids, went to school and drank like twelve beers? No way! I mean it’s not even logical. “said Childress
Childress says she thinks of that day as a nightmare.
“It ruined my life and that’s what I think about every day,” she said.
Now, nearly eight months later, Childress says all she wants to do is teach.
“I should be teaching kids right now,” she said.
Childress is due in court tomorrow for violating a previous DUI probation with this recent arrest.