Former Canton teacher resigns after his arrest on DUI charges
by Michelle Babcock
August 01, 2014 12:05 AM | 4663 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Nathan John Buhl
Nathan John Buhl
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A Canton man and former Cherokee County educator is out on bond and has resigned from his job as principal at Milton High School in Fulton after he was arrested on drunken driving charges in two counties Saturday.

Nathan John Buhl, 37, was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and is charged with DUI, reckless driving, weaving over roadway and operating auto in unsafe condition, said Lt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office.

Buhl also faces DUI charges in Forsyth, The Associated Press reported, where authorities said he is accused of leaving the scene of a wreck, just before 10 p.m. in northern Forsyth.

Buhl, who resigned from his role as principal at Milton High School following the incident, previously worked for the Cherokee County School District. He taught at Hickory Flat Elementary School for two years and served as an assistant principal at Freedom Middle School during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years, Cherokee School District spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby confirmed.

According to the incident reports, obtained from the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a single vehicle wreck on Cumming Highway and Old Mill Road, and saw a silver Chrysler four-door sedan wedged between two trees beside the road, and resting on its side.

The driver admitted to authorities he had been drinking, the report states, and was taken to North Forsyth Hospital where he tested positive for alcohol, blowing 0.193 grams on an alcohol sensor. The legal limit for operating a vehicle in Georgia is 0.08 grams.

The driver agreed to blood tests at the hospital, the report states, and samples were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for testing.

The former Cherokee County educator was released to Forsyth County authorities to face charges Saturday night, the report states, and on Tuesday, Buhl turned himself in to authorities to face charges in Cherokee.

Baker said Buhl’s bond was set at $3,736, and he was released on bond Tuesday.

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