Georgiana teacher arrested for DUI

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 25, 2011

A Georgiana teacher was arrested Tuesday morning after getting into a traffic accident on the way to school.

Georgiana Police Chief James Blackmon said that Edward Franklin Menefee Jr., 43, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly collided with another teacher’s vehicle.

Blackmon said the accident occurred at the intersection of US 31 and Highway 106 around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Though he could not release the man’s actual blood alcohol percentage, Blackmon said that Menefee’s blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. No one was injured, Blackmon reported.

Darren Douthitt, superintendent with the Butler County Board or Education, released this statement.

“We had an adult who works for our district who made a mistake,” Douthitt said. “I treat employee discipline in the same manner as student discipline. It must be firm, fair, consistent and swift.”

-Austin Nelson, The Greenville Advocate