Case dropped for teacher reported drunk in class

By the Associated Press | October 28, 2011 | 4:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a former Utah preschool teacher who police say had alcohol in her system during school hours, but wasn't showing signs of intoxication.

KSL-TV reports ( ) a judge signed an order on Thursday dismissing the first-year teacher's case. Pleasant Grove City Attorney Tina Petersen says there wasn't enough evidence that the teacher was a danger to herself or others.

School administrators and police questioned the teacher after an anonymous tip. Police gave the teacher a field sobriety test that proved her blood alcohol content was about half the legal driving limit. She was gave a citation.

An Alpine School District spokeswoman says the woman resigned immediately. She was a special education teacher who had worked at the school for a couple of weeks.