Oliver Springs assistant principal arrested for picking up child

Oliver Springs assistant principal arrested for picking up child while drunk

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Donna Moore (Source: Anderson County Jail) Donna Moore (Source: Anderson County Jail)

OLIVER SPRINGS (WATE) - An Oliver Springs school assistant principal was arrested Friday after officers found that she had been driving drunk.

Police received a tip that Donna Renee Moore, 45, an assistant principal at Oliver Springs High School, was drunk when she arrived at an area skating rink to pick up her daughter.

When they arrived at the rink, they said Moore appeared to be intoxicated and was unsteady on her feet, had red, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol.

After failing three field sobriety tests, she was read her Miranda rights and police asked to see inside her purse, where they found two partially-filled airplane bottles of vodka.

She was taken to the Oliver Springs Police Department where a breathalyzer test failed because of an error. She then refused a blood test.

She was taken to the Anderson County Jail and bail was set at $1,500.

Moore's daughter was handed over to the care of her grandparents.

Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes told 6 News Moore has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

He said he plans to meet with Moore later this week to discuss the situation.

This isn't the first time she has been in trouble with police.

Early last year, she was charged with domestic assault. In that incident, her husband said she came home drunk and threw an object at his head, leaving two small cuts on his forehead.

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