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Police: Granville teacher charged with DWI at school

Police: Granville teacher charged with DWI at school

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GRANVILLE — A kindergarten teacher was charged with driving while intoxicated Tuesday morning after she showed up drunk to school, police said.

Kimberly V. Grover, 47, of Fort Edward, was arrested after a Granville Police sergeant who is assigned to the school as a school resource officer smelled alcohol on her and noticed her staggering when she arrived at Mary J. Tanner School shortly after 8 a.m., according to police.

Granville Police Sgt. Dave Williams asked her to take a breath test and police found her blood alcohol content to be 0.13 percent, over the DWI threshold of 0.08 percent.

She was charged with DWI for allegedly driving drunk on the Route 22 school's property.

Authorities said she had a cup of vodka-and-lemonade in her vehicle.

Grover was released, pending prosecution in Granville Town Court, and left school that day.

She has been a teacher for 18 years, and her status with the school district was unclear early Thursday.

School Superintendent Thomas McGurl said the district had no comment on the matter other than to say the "district is taking it very seriously."

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