A first-year teacher at Huntsville Intermediate School was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a minor, driving left of center and drug fraud.
Emily Reeves, 27, was reportedly seen speeding by the Madison County Jail in an SUV around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a preliminary report from the office of Prosecutor Matthew Durrett. According to the report, the responding officer – a trooper with the Arkansas State Police – initiated a stop on Reeves’ vehicle after “she almost hit the vehicle in front of her and crossed the center line.”
The trooper reported that Reeves pulled into the parking lot of the Huntsville High School but the vehicle didn’t stop, instead delaying “before she slammed it into park.”
The trooper reported that Reeves “stumbled to catch her balance” while walking to his vehicle, and that he “could smell the odor of alcohol on her breath as soon as she stepped out.” According to the report, Reeves told the trooper that she had two drinks.
Reeves was arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail, where she took a Blood Alcohol Content test, yielding a result of .2, more than twice the legal driving limit.
The report lists the charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and drug fraud-fraudulent practices, but does not describe the circumstances that led to those charges; however, the report does list prescription pills as evidence obtained in the stop.
Each of Reeves’ charges are misdemeanors. She is scheduled to appear in district court on June 6, and was released on a $1,750 bond, according to the Washington County Detention Center’s website.
Huntsville School District Superintendent Tammi Davis declined to provide details, but said the incident was addressed by school administration prior to school Monday morning.
Reeves was hired by the district last June.