EAG: JANESVILLE, Wis. – A Wisconsin teacher who was found passed out drunk in a bowling alley during a school field trip will receive $75,000 in a settlement with the city of Janesville.
Washington Elementary School teacher Maria Caya was chaperoning an end of the year field trip for fourth and fifth grade students to River’s Edge Bowling Alley in Janesville in June 2013 when police said she vomited in the bathroom and was found passed out, according to WKOW.
Caya was taken to a Janesville hospital where a blood alcohol test registered .27, or more than three times the legal limit to drive. Caya allegedly told a hospital employee she began drinking at 6 a.m., and a WKOW analysis found she would have had to consume about 11 alcoholic beverages by the time she was tested around noon. The hospital employee was concerned because Caya was responsible for supervising students, and contacted police. MORE