This story on Kathleen Jardine, a math teacher now twice fired for drinking and being drunk in schools reads in spots like every joke about a drunken traffic stop you’ve ever heard. In this spot, to be specific.
After a 911 caller reported a driver swerving in a school zone, police in Gilbert pulled Jardine over for suspicion of DUI.
Newly released reports show that Jardine failed the field sobriety tests. The officer says that Jardine stumbled through the walk and turn test. While counting her steps out loud, Jardine supposedly turned to the officer at one point and asked him, “Did I run out of numbers?”
Police searched Jardine’s SUV and say they discovered a bottle of peppermint schnapps, half-empty, with the top screwed on crooked. When the officer asked Jardine if she had been drinking and driving, she allegedly said “I only drank it when I was stopped.”
If only the cop had known who she was, he could have responded to the numbers question with “you’re the math teacher, you tell me.”