NEWTON COUNTY – A Newton County teacher has been placed on leave after being arrested for DUI in Rockdale County on April 21.

Kathern Laura Green, a language arts teacher at Newton County High School, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of cocaine, failure to maintain lane, and driving with an open container.

Green, 36, was pulled over after a Rockdale County deputy clocked her driving 59 mph in a 45 mph zone. Green denied she had been drinking, but a blood alcohol sensor test registered her BAC level at .14 percent, when the legal limit is .08 percent.

The deputy also found a cup of red wine and a plastic bag containing roughly 2 grams of powder cocaine in her vehicle.

Green was then arrested and charged her with DUI. She was held in the Rockdale County jail for three days before being released.

Since the incident, Green has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the results of the investigation.

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