Farragut teacher charged with public intoxication pleads guilty

Farragut teacher charged with public intoxication pleads guilty

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John McElroy (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) John McElroy (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

TOWNSEND (WATE) - A Farragut Middle School teacher arrested last week and charged with public intoxication after being found lying along a Townsend road has pleaded guilty.

John David McElroy, 53, entered the plea Wednesday in a Blount County court. He received a 30 day suspended sentence, was ordered to pay a $50 fine, complete outpatient treatment with a doctor, and attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week.

McElroy was arrested on January 30 on Laurel Valley Road. Police say they found him passed out alongside the road next to a bottle of Vodka. He reportedly had a strong smell of alcohol and was wearing various items of women's clothing.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 5 to ensure he is complying with the conditions of his plea.

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