An Erie School District employee is accused of driving drunk in Ohio with a loaded gun in his car.

According to court paperwork, 48-year-old Brian Page was arrested by Ohio State Patrol at 12:30 a.m. on April 10 in Lake County.

Court records state Page had a 0.179 blood alcohol content. He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and was released on bond.

Page was in court Tuesday, April 19 for a preliminary hearing. His next court date is scheduled for May 19.

The Erie School District has released a statement to Action News:

“The District is aware of the recent incidents involving District employee, Brian Page, and his subsequent arrest.  Mr. Page was placed on leave pending investigation immediately after reports were received about an incident occurring on the afternoon of April 8, 2022, and he has not returned to active employment since that time.  As with all such matters, the District does not comment on the details of its investigations or pending personnel actions.”