Tulsa School Teacher Arrested For DUI With Daughter In Car

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 10:31 am
By: Dee Duren

A Tulsa Public Schools teacher is being held on a $26,000 bond for driving under the influence of alcohol with her daughter in the car.

Police say Kathy L. Boen, a second-grade teacher at Cooper Elementary, had a blood alcohol content of .30 percent and was unable to complete a simple sentence when she was arrested  November 16, 2013, in Broken Arrow.

Broken Arrow Police received a tip from a driver who saw Boen driving erratically and followed her red Ford Thunderbird, according to an arrest report. Boen was reportedly driving into oncoming traffic and off the edge of the road.

A BAPD officer pulled the 41-year-old woman over in the 2200 block of West Quantico after seeing her make a U-turn in front of traffic.

"I also observed a small female child, unrestrained in the rear seat of the vehicle and obviously well under the age requirement of child safety restraints to be used," Officer R. Baird said in his report.

Boen had difficulty finding her driver's license, smelled strongly of alcohol and "could not finish a simple sentence," Baird said.

The teacher's 7-year-old daughter was in the car talking on a cell phone and crying, the officer said, "stating, 'I don't want to go to a foster home.'"

Boen reportedly told the officer she is an alcoholic, had PTSD over the loss of a child and was currently taking an antidepressant. She also seemed to think she was on 51st Street in Tulsa, according to police.

In addition to DUI first offense, Boen was booked on complaints of felony child endangerment and not using child restraints.