Oklahoma City Public Schools employee arrested on DUI complaint while driving school vehicle

Michael Conrad Still, 36, was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence. Still, a maintenance worker for Oklahoma City Public Schools, was driving a pickup belonging to the school district when he was pulled over at John Marshall High School.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Published: April 19, 2013
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An Oklahoma City Public Schools employee who was supposed to be checking for hail damage at John Marshall High School after Wednesday night's storms was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Michael Conrad Still, 36, was arrested about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday after a police officer noticed a school district pickup swerving on May Avenue near Hefner Road, according to a police report released Friday.

After the pickup turned into the John Marshall parking lot, the officer stopped Still and found his breath smelled of alcohol, the report states.

The officer reported he tried to let Still leave the pickup at the school and get his roommate to pick him up, but he later saw the pickup again and found Still was back behind the wheel.

Still was taken to Oklahoma County jail.

Still pleaded guilty in 2007 to a DUI charge after he was pulled over by Warr Acres police. According to the police report, he also was arrested on a DUI complaint in January.

Reached by telephone Friday, Still referred all questions to the school district.

Tierney Tinnin, spokeswoman for the district, said Still is a building mechanic who has been with the district since 2007.

“District leaders are currently conducting an internal investigation and will take necessary disciplinary actions based on the outcome of the investigation,” Tinnin said.

School officials were not aware of any previous DUI arrests on Still's record, she said.

Although they regularly check the driving records of school bus drivers, they do not conduct such checks for other employees.

Tinnin said Still has not been back to work since the incident, so she could not say whether he was suspended from duty.

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