Chippewa County Driver’s Ed Teacher Arrested for Drunk Driving

A Chippewa County driver's education instructor resigned from his job following a drunk driving arrest earlier this month.

Police arrested David Barkley in Bay Mills Township, outside of Sault Ste. Marie on December 6th.

His blood alcohol content was at least .17.

Barkley works for Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools.

The superintendent tells 9&10 News Barkley told him about the arrest the next day, and resigned from the position.

Barkley is also a teacher at the high school.

His teaching position will not be affected by the arrest.