The Broad Run High School driving instructor who was charged Monday with being drunk in public at the school says he did not drink any alcohol on school grounds.
Michael L. Hitzges, 47, of Ashburn, a biology teacher and driver education instructor, faces charges of drunk in public, at the school, after someone alerted the school resource officer assigned to Broad Run.
"I wasn't drinking at school," Hitzges told ABC News Channel 7 outside his Loudoun County apartment Tuesday. "I had some drinks the night before, woke up and went to work. I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't put anyone in jeopardy."
The ABC report does not indicate whether Hitzges instructed students in a vehicle Monday morning.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was unable to answer that question from Patch early Tuesday.
“They’re looking into that right now,” said Loudon County Sheriff's spokeswoman Liz Mills told Patch.
Hitzges told ABC he did not believe he was drunk at school.
Hitzges has been with Loudoun County Public Schools since 2002 and has been teaching at Broad Run since 2004, Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Wayde Byard told Patch.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
The previous information was supplied by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and, where charges were made, does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this article, email email@example.com.
[Patch senior editor Todd Richissin contributed to this story.]