Elementary school principal arrested, accused of operating ATV while intoxicated

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MORGANTOWN, Ind. (June 2, 2014)– Indiana Conservation Officers have arrested Central Elementary School’s Principal after his passenger was injured in an incident involving an ATV.

Just before 8 p.m. on Friday evening, officers were dispatched to the area of 4700 W. Division Road in Morgantown to investigate an incident with injury involving an ATV.

Upon arriving, police found that Central Elementary School Principal Peter Jochim, 35 of Morgantown, was operating a Polaris Side by Side ATV, when he made a sharp left turn causing his passenger Kristina Koons, 32 of Martinsville, to be thrown from the vehicle.

Koons suffered a head injury and was transported by ambulance to Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

Jochim was arrested and booked into the Johnson County Jail for operating an ATV under the influence of alcohol.

Koons was not wearing a seatbelt or protective gear at the time of the incident.

MSD of Martinsville provided the following statement to FOX59:

“Central Elementary School Principal Peter Jochim has been arrested for an accident early Friday evening, May 30, in Morgantown.  A passenger, Central Elementary School Aide Kristina Koons, was injured and hospitalized.  Indiana Conservation officers arrested Jochim for operating an ATV under the influence of alcohol.”

“MSD of Martinsville is cooperating fully with authorities.  The District is also investigating this incident and will take appropriate action, based upon the investigations by both the District and authorities.  Because this case is under investigation and involves a personnel matter, there will be no further statements until all information is gathered.”