• May 1st 2013 at 10:44AM
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Michigan principal arrested for drunk driving

This intoxicated driver may have given her cuffs the slip, but she can't avoid the consequences of her actions.

Police in Novi, Mich. arrested Deerfield Elementary School Principal Kim Warren after concerned citizens reported a car swerving dangerously on roadways before it pulled into the school's parking lot.

When officers arrived, they say they found Warren with an open bottle of vodka at her feet and a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit. She was charged with High BAC, referred to the "super drunk" law in Novi, as well as Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle.

WXYZ 7 obtained this dash cam video of Warren sitting in the back of the police car. At one point she slipped off her handcuffs and attempted to hand them to the officer. A suspect in custody getting loose from restraints can be a safety hazard for police, but Warren is apologetic and not combative so the officer simply asked her to hold on to them and not throw them out the window.

Warren is currently on paid administrative leave from Novi Public Schools, but the district told WXYZ that Warren is facing termination if she does not resign.


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      Ed
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would hope that the school administration would step up to the plate and offer this employee assistance with her problem. Tossing people to the curb or throwing them under the bus is not the way to go. School systems should treat students with understanding and compassion, this should also apply to faculty. Everyone one deserves a chance.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ed
        Well said....this appears to be out of character for her - there must have been something that drove her to this.
      denny
      • 2 Years Ago
      She was probably all discombobulated , because some 14 year old boy she was trying to molest , turned her down!!!!!!
      77
      • 2 Years Ago
      poor alcoholics, greatly funny and greatly misunderstood.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @77
        Who said that first, Winston Churchill?
      • 2 Years Ago
      She looks like Christina Hendricks, and has the body to match. That is one principals office I wouldn't mind having to go to.
      Robert
      • 2 Years Ago
      People. This is Teacher, not a camel. Must drink sometimes.
      patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everybody needs a day off
      mrbyaninch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let this be a lesson to you all, Don't teach and drink
      • 2 Years Ago
      Paid leave? What a country of entitlement for losers!
        cafebeege
        • 2 Years Ago
        I thought it said she was being given the chance to resign before they fired her for this.
      philsun73
      • 2 Years Ago
      She was merely doing research. What she wanted to learn so that she could institute a class on such; was what are the actual effects on the human body. She actually learned a lot, and is now ready to hold classes on the effects of drinking alcohol. We need more teachers like that, who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of mankind. And just to show my support. "I'll drink to that."
      DasMole57
      • 2 Years Ago
      PUBLIC SCHOOLS...AGAIN!!!
      billytaxi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that's a hot video. Handcuffed woman crying, with major nice chest. Oh, she was drunk? Well then since she is not a politician, or anyone with an important job. She should be fined heavily, lose her job, take away her right to drive and vote and she should go to jail. Let her be an example to all unimportant people.
      albatroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      She needs to get a lawyer and sue under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because she is a disabled alcoholic. Drunk cop in Oregon who wrecked a police car is suing for $6 million for being fired. Said he is a disabled alcoholic and the ADA should protect him. No personal responsibility just everyone is a victim of society. Not my fault mentality. Why aren't child molesters protected by the ADA. How about rapists? Should it not protect anyone with a mental or physical disability that breaks the law? All you healthy people out there need go to your doctor and get a diagnosis of some disability, because if you are normal and healthy, you will be the only people who will be arrested and prosecuted for breaking the law.
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