A teacher has been convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The teacher was sentenced to 150 hours of community work and disqualified from driving for over 12 months.

The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has censured the teacher and ordered the cancellation of his registration. The teacher had a history of drink driving convictions which had previously been investigated by the Teachers Complaints Assessment Committee on two different occasions. The CAC reached an agreement with the teacher which allowed him to keep his registration but imposed numerous conditions on his practising certificate.

The Tribunal held that the teacher had committed a serious misconduct for failing to adhere to the agreements and for failing to comply with their conditions. Deregistration seemed to be the only viable option given the teacher’s inability and unwillingness to comply with the conditions, and the serious nature of the convictions.