Grandmother chaperones elementary school field trip while drunk, Palm Bay police say

Woman charged with disorderly intoxication, battery

Published On: Mar 25 2013 11:06:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2013 01:16:14 PM EDT
kATHRYN-WRIGHT
PALM BAY, Fla. -

Palm Bay police arrested a grandmother they say was chaperoning an elementary school field trip at Wonder Works while intoxicated.

Kathryn Wright, 58, has been charged with disorderly intoxication and battery. Another chaperone told police that while on a Lockmar Elementary School field trip on Thursday, Wright was using profane language and was falling down on the bus with children present.

Wright then shoved and shouted profanities at the other chaperone as she tried to help keep Wright calm, according to the report. The other chaperones said the incident scared the other children on the bus.

Police said Wright couldn't stand or walk when paramedics arrived and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

When she was questioned by authorities, Wright said she drank two bottles of diluted vodka and threw them in the trash. Police said they found the empty water bottles, which smelled like alcohol.

She was taken to Brevard County jail.