Nun from Philadelphia disciplined after DUI arrest

A Philadelphia nun and Catholic school teacher was placed on administrative leave by the archdiocese Wednesday after images surfaced of her failing a sobriety test.

Sister Kimberly Miller, IHM, is a faculty member at Little Flower High School for Girls in Philadelphia. On Nov. 7, Miller was allegedly driving a Ford F150 pickup truck around 3 a.m. when the truck backed into a Meineke Auto Shop in Turnersville, New Jersey, smashing the shop’s front door.

Police stopped the pickup a short distance away. A passerby captured video as an officer led the nun through a field sobriety test. Miller was later charged with driving under the influence.

Sister Kimberly, a beloved teacher at Little Flower, leads a popular literary festival at the school.

Archdiocese spokesman Kenneth A. Gavin offered few details about the disciplinary action.

“This action was taken following a matter that took place outside of school last Saturday morning,” Gavin said. “It did not involve any students or other members of the school community. School families have been informed of this development and arrangements have been made to provide coverage for her classes."

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