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updated 11:15 AM UTC, Aug 4, 2020

High School Teacher Arrested For OWI, Drugs

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A traffic stop in Franklin has a high school teacher on the legal hot-seat.

Thirty-two-year-old Cudahy gym teacher Craig Mertes was taken into custody last week. He faces charges of operating while intoxicated and possessing a bag full of drugs. Officers say Mertes smelled like alcohol when they pulled him over. They say they found a duffle bag filled with drugs in his vehicle.


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