Tulsa Public School teacher arrested on DUI charge

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Reported by: Ron Terrell
Updated: 11/19/2013 6:41 pm Published: 11/19/2013 11:24 am

A Tulsa Public School teacher faces charges for child endangerment, driving under the influence, and not using a child restraint.

Broken Arrow police arrested Kathy Boen on Saturday night. According to the arrest report another driver reported they were behind a red car with a driver that appeared to be intoxicated.

Police located the red car, a Thunderbird, and witnessed the driver make an abrupt u-turn without signaling. The officer stopped the car and made contact with the driver, Boen.

Officers said there was a strong odor of alcohol and that Boen had slurred speech and was slow to respond to questions. Officers also saw a girl in the car, without a seat belt or car seat, talking on the phone while crying. The officer wrote the girl said "I don't want to go to a foster home."

The officer said Boen had trouble communicating, could not locate her driver's license and lost train of thought in the middle of answering questions.

Officers asked Boen to step out of the car, but she lost her balance and then swayed while talking to the officer. The officer said Boen told him she was an alcoholic, had post-traumatic stress disorder and was under the care of a doctor and currently taking Prozac. She also told officers she thought she was on 51st Street in Tulsa.

Boen agreed to take a sobriety test, which showed enlarged pupils and she continue to sway and lose her balance. She declined to take two other sobriety tests. Officers arrested Boen and she was taken to the Broken Arrow City Jail where she took a breathalyzer test and got a .30.

TPS told FOX23 Boen is first year second-grade teacher at Cooper Elementary and will be suspended.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/19/2013 12:47 PM
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Looks like an F on her report card.
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