Nashville assistant principal arrested for DUI - WKRN News 2

Nashville assistant principal arrested for DUI

Posted: Updated: Jan 28, 2013 06:22 PM
Shannon Hill, 37, was arrested late Sunday night and charged with DUI. Shannon Hill, 37, was arrested late Sunday night and charged with DUI.

A Metro Nashville Schools assistant principal was arrested for DUI late Sunday night.

Shannon Hill, 37, assistant principal at Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary School, was arrested after failing a field sobriety test and resisting arrest.

According a police affidavit, a Metro police officer noticed a vehicle run a red light at the intersection of Tusculum Road and Blue Hole Road. After conducting a traffic stop, the officer noticed multiple signs of impairment.

Hill failed a field sobriety test. When officers attempted to make the arrest, Hill resisted, and began yelling "no." Officers had to wrestle him to the ground.

After multiple attempts to handcuff him, officers eventually secured his arms behind his back.

Hill eventually agreed to submit to a blood test and was charged with DUI.

Hill was also charged with driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest.

According to Metro jail records, Hill bonded out of jail early Monday morning.

He was previously convicted of DUI in April 2012.

Hill was also arrested for a DUI in November 2011 but refused to take a breathalyzer test. The DUI charge was dropped and Hill was found guilty of implied consent and reckless driving.

In the state of Tennessee, if a driver refuses a breath or blood test, he or she is cited for an implied consent violation. If the driver was not involved in an accident with serious injuries, and did not have any prior convictions, the violation is a civil violation with a mandatory suspension of a driver's license for one year.

Jaleesha Eules was upset when she found out about Hill's trouble with the law.          

Her five-year-old nephew attends the elementary school where he works.

"It sends the message that you can drink and drive and do whatever you want.  It's not a good message at all," said Eules.

According to Hill's bio page, he has been employed with Metro Schools since 1998, when he started as an in-school suspension monitor at Dodson Elementary and Donelson Middle.  

He began his teaching and coaching career of 12 years at Dalewood and Donelson Middle schools.

A Metro spokesperson said this year is Hill's first as an assistant principal.

According to the bio he, "enjoys spending time with family and friends, mentoring young men, sports and lending a helping hand when needed."

A spokesperson for Metro Schools said Hill is on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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