UPDATE: Tyner assistant principal charged with DUI
A Hamilton County school administrator was charged with driving under the influence Sunday.
According to the arrest affidavit, Chatoris Perry Jones was stopped after driving through a 40mph zone of Dayton Boulevard at an estimated speed of 60 mph last Sunday night.
Jones told the officer he was headed to the Taco Bell and said didn't see the Red Bank Police officer.
Police say that Jones took three roadside sobriety tests and was placed in custody. He later tested at a blood alcohol content of 0.204 at the Hamilton County Jail. In Tennessee, a BAC of 0.08 is considered DUI.
Jones was hired as assistant principal at Tyner Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. Previously, he served as Dean of Faculty and Students at Chattanooga Prep.
When asked for comment, Tim Hensley, Hamilton County Board of Education spokesman tells Channel 3 "Mr. Jones is suspended until the disposition of the case."
He's expected in court on July 22, 2019.