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Iowa gym teacher arrested on suspicion of being drunk on the job, police say

Erin Ellerbach was arrested on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.
(Dubuque County Jail)

An Iowa gym teacher was Monday arrested after she was suspected of being drunk at work, police said.

Erin Ellerbach, 38, of Asbury, was taken into custody at the High School in Jefferson, according to court records.

A Dubuque officer is sent to the school reported the physical education teacher had slurred speech, red and watery eyes and smelled of alcohol. A subsequent test showed she had a blood alcohol level of .224, nearly three times the legal limit for driving.

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The archives of the court declared the officials of the school discovered an open container of Mike’s Harder Strawberry Lemonade in her office, along with two unopened cans of alcoholic beverages.

Ellerbach was charged with public drunkenness. KDTH reported that they are no longer in the service of the district.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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