Fayetteville Art Teacher Resigns After DWI Arrest

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville High School art teacher resigned Tuesday (April 17) after she was arrested on suspicion of DWI, according to Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools.

Katherine Russell resigned after a personnel investigation, according to Wilbourn.

She was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Saturday (April 14) and released Sunday (April 15) after posting a $1,000 bond.

According to jail records, she is facing several charges including possession of a controlled substance and DWI.

She was pulled over at the intersection of W Wedington and N Sang. According to a preliminary arrest report, she agreed to complete a sobriety test. Her results were consistent with an intoxicated  person, the report states.

Officers found six pills of the Australian form of Ritalin, which is not sold in the United States.

Russell has a hearing set for May 16 in Washington County Circuit Court.

This is a developing story.