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Colmesneil ISD superintendent arrested in Colorado, submits resignation letter

According to police documents, Matterson reportedly told police she had a "McDonald's size" pina colada drink at a resort.

TYLER COUNTY, Texas — A Southeast Texas school administrator is facing an out-of-state driving under the influence charge after an arrest in Colorado. 

12News Investigates has confirmed the superintendent of Colmesneil ISD, Angela Matterson, was arrested in October in Archuleta County, Colorado.   

She submitted a letter of resignation almost two weeks later and is set to step down on June 11, 2020. 

12News Investigates looked into what led up to her departure. The search for answers led to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. 

According to an arrest document obtained by 12News, Pagosa Springs Police officers arrested Matterson on October 19. 

An officer was called to a Sonic to check out a vehicle that was on a curb. 

Police found Matterson walking around according to police records. When asked where she was coming from, she said, "Texas." 

The documents said she denied having any alcohol to drink. 

Police say Matterson later failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the hospital for a blood test. According to the DA in Colorado, those test results are pending. 

After the blood draw, Matterson reportedly told police she had a "McDonald's size" pina colada drink at a resort. 

She submitted her resignation letter to Colmesneil ISD less than two weeks later on Halloween, but plans to work through the end of the school year.  

12News reached out to the school district, and those calls haven't been returned. 

We also reached out to the Texas Education Agency and have not heard back. 

Matterson is facing a careless driving charge, as well as a driving under the influence of alcohol according to police documents. 

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Credit: Pagosa Springs Police Department (Colorado)