Police said a Red Bank High School teacher drove her Lincoln Navigator through a fence and into woods under Veterans Bridge, then kneed a responding police officer, and "went on a profanity-laced tirade against all law enforcement present."
Dr. Cassie Worley is charged with DUI, resisting arrest, violating the implied consent law, and driving left of center.
An officer said he responded shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday to the 400 block of Frazier Avenue under the Veterans Bridge. He said the vehicle was some 50 feet up a wooded hill after going through the fence.
The officer said he found Ms. Worley in the driver seat trying to insert her house key into the ignition. He said she then tried to put the vehicle in drive.
He said Ms. Worley was unable to answer simple questions, had slurred speech, and had an odor of alcohol.
The officer said when he asked for her driver's license she handed him a pack of gum, a bottle of lotion and a sunglasses case. She was helped out of the vehicle by fire and EMS. She refused medical treatment.
The teacher said she had consumed about five beers before driving.
She was taken to a nearby parking lot where the officer said she failed field sobriety tests.
The officer said when he began to place Ms. Worley in handcuffs she began to actively resist. He said she pulled away several times and told him she wanted him "to 'f------ touch me' multiple times."
At one point she kneed the officer in the left leg.
After another officer arrived, she was placed in the back seat of a patrol car and taken to jail.
The arresting officer said Ms. Worley was irate at the jail and refused to answer any other questions. He said she then began to cuss all law enforcement officers who were present.
According to the Red Bank High School website, Dr. Cassie Worley teaches AP Language and Composition, English 11, Honors English 11, and Speech. This is her third year at Red Bank High School, but her 14th year in education. She received a Bachelors of Science in English Education from The University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in English Education from Piedmont College, an Educational Specialist in Educational Psychology with a focus on Gifted and Talented from The University of Georgia, an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Carson-Newman University, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Carson-Newman University.