WATERVILLE — A Mount View High School teacher was arrested Friday, Oct. 22, after allegedly assaulting people at a residence and endangering the welfare of her 7-year-old daughter.

Police charged Karina Beadling, 39, of Waterville, with domestic violence assault, assault, driving to endanger, criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to court documents, a caller reported Beadling had assaulted several people at a get-together before leaving the residence. The caller believed Beadling was upset because her ex-boyfriend was at the residence, and she wanted to confront him.

Police said after being physically removed from the residence, Beadling returned to the home, was able to gain entry and started to damage property. She was removed once again, at which time the caller alerted police and Beadling left the premises in a white Mitsubishi.

Karina Beadling Courtesy of Waterville Police Department

After police arrived around 11 p.m., and while they were interviewing the caller, Beadling returned. Police flashed their cruiser lights, but Beadling drove off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle finally stopped after a short chase, and police observed a young child in the back seat who was later confirmed to be Beadling’s daughter.

With a visible swollen area above her right eye and dried blood around her mouth, police said they could smell alcohol on Beadling as she attempted several times to get her license. After she refused to step out of her car, police forcibly pulled her from the vehicle and arrested her. Beadling refused to comply with a field sobriety test.

Regional School Unit 3 Superintendent Charles Brown told The Republican Journal Oct. 26 that he had recently heard about the incident but could not comment on a personnel issue.

Beadling is being held at the Kennebec County Jail.