Award-winning Richmond teacher facing drunk driving charges

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - An award-winning Richmond teacher is facing drunk driving charges.

Danica Millner was arrested in Colonial Heights on June 21, 2013. We spoke to Richmond School leaders who say the Thomas Jefferson High School teacher is still on the job, for now.

The Richmond teacher was arrested along Boulevard and Ellerslie Avenue. Officers say they spotted a car going 61 in a 40 mile per hour zone. Police say Danica Millner was behind the wheel.

Millner received an award for teaching excellence in 2011 for her work at Richmond's Thomas Jefferson High School.

Officers say they noticed a strong smell of alcohol and slurred speech. They say Millner had "glossy, blood-shot eyes." Officers also say they asked Millner to roll down her window. They claim she rolled two windows down other than her driver side window.

Millner refused a field sobriety test according to the criminal complaint. Millner now faces charges of DWI, refusal of blood or breath test, and speeding.

We stopped by Millner's Chester home, but no one came to the door.

"We will continue to follow the case until there is a final disposition to determine what, if any, action, is appropriate," said Felicia Cosby with RPS.

Millner is due in court at the end of the month.

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