CMS Teacher Arrested for DWI After Single-Car Crash

A Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools teacher was arrested last week for DWI and resisting an officer after she crashed her car on a highway on/off ramp.


Tameisha Guthery - CMS

Tameisha Guthery

Tameisha Guthery, age 29, was charged with DWI and resisting an office on 02/17/2019 by the state highway patrol in Charlotte. She was charged after she crashed her car near the I-77  to I-85 ramp.

Guthery works at Garinger High School but initially lied about that to officers. Guthery also refused to give officers her real name and said she worked at Harding University High.

According to the highway patrol,  the time of arrest Guthery became belligerent and another agency had to assist in escorting her into custody. WSOCTV reported:

Troopers said Guthery became difficult for troopers to handle when they tried to arrest her.

“The subject became a little more combative verbally and physically, and at some point, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called in reference to transporting that subject,” Pierce said.

CMPD helped contain Guthery in the rear cage, something troopers don’t have in their cars.

Troopers said she wouldn’t cooperate and exchanged words to the point where Highway Patrol contacted the principal at Garinger.

“Our agency felt it was necessary to notify the school of some things that were said and done during the course of the driving while impaired investigation,” Pierce said.

Guthery reportedly refused to take a breath test, but the trooper got a blood sample.



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