A Loudon County Schools teacher was arrested on charges including DUI during a crackdown on illegal alcohol and drug use at Blount County public areas earlier this month.
Joey Breedlove, 37, a sixth-grade science teacher at Fort Loudoun Middle School, was among eight people charged during the joint effort by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Blount County Sheriff's Office.
The operation, conducted over the weekend of Aug. 15, targeted Perry's Mill Access Area in Walland and Lowe's Ferry Access Area in Louisville, Tenn., in response to residents' complaints.
Breedlove, of Maryville, is charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, alcohol use on a state access area and criminal littering, according to the TWRA.
The school district resumed classes Aug. 7. Breedlove was not at work last week, but returned to the classroom Monday, Loudon County Schools Director Jason Vance said.