Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Virginia School Official Arrested

The Buchanan County Public Schools Superintendent was arrested by a Virginia State Police officer who got a complaint about a man allegedly drunk at the school board office.

Tommy Justus is charged with being intoxicated in public, a Class 4 misdemeanor.

The officer said in court papers the complaint came Monday afternoon at the school board office in Grundy. 

The officer spoke with Justus and "noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy. His speech was slurred."

Justus, of Hurley, was given a preliminary breath test and the result was .15. 

The Virginia State Police said Justus was released on his own recognizance.