Driver’s ed instructor arrested for DUI

Driver's ed instructor arrested for DUI (Image 1)
Driver's ed instructor arrested for DUI (Image 1)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Riverdale High School driver's education teacher and assistant football coach was arrested this week after being charged with a DUI. 

According to the Murfreesboro Police Department, William Walter Kriesky, 28, of Victory Gallup Lane, was driving on St. Andrews Drive in Rutherford County around 10 p.m. Tuesday night when he crashed his 2004 Pathfinder.

He was in his second year as a driver's ed teacher and assistant football coach at Riverdale High School.

According to Murfreesboro police officer Christopher Wilkerson, Kriesky was found “extremely unsteady on his feet, had a strong odor of an intoxicant and stated he had been drinking a lot.”

Kriesky reportedly attempted to perform a field sobriety test but was too impaired to complete it.

He also was required to be medically cleared by ER staff at Middle Tennessee Medical Center and agreed to a blood test before being transported to the Rutherford County jail for booking.

Rutherford County Schools' spokesperson James Evans said Kriesky has been suspended following his arrest.

Kriesky has been teaching in the Rutherford County school district since August 2009.

He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions court March 8.

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