Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Grove City Area Superintendent Nearly Rear-Ended a School Bus While Driving Drunk

The full criminal complaint has been released in the DUI arrest of Grove City Area School District's new superintendent, Dr. Richard Mextorf.

Hat tip to StateCollege.com:
A witness, George Lamprinos, told authorities that the motorist was "driving into the other southbound lane of traffic, almost striking other units," the complaints reads. "Also, the defendant was observed leaving the roadway and traveling back onto it."

The motorist turned onto state Route 64 and soon passed state Trooper Darryl Martin, who had stopped in the area, according to the complaint. That was at roughly 7:45 a.m., the complaint says.


Martin reported that he began following the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on state Route 64. In the complaint, he wrote that he activated his lights and siren and "observed the operator cross the center line and the fog line several times.

"The operator would not pull over after following him approximately two miles, so I pulled over into the oncoming lane and drove up beside the operator and motioned him to pull over, which he then pulled into Stover's Sub Shop parking lot" in Porter Township, the complaint reads.


Martin said he identified the driver as Mextorf and noticed "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage ... emitting from his breath, and his eyes appeared to be glassy and bloodshot.


"At that time, I asked Mextorf if he had consumed alcoholic beverages, and he related he did last evening," the complaint reads. "I had Mextorf exit the vehicle and observed him swaying to keep his balance while walking to the rear of his vehicle."

Mextorf failed field sobriety tests, Martin wrote. He was taken into custody and driven to Lock Haven Hospital for a blood test, according to the complaint.


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Reached by StateCollege.com, Lamprinos, of Williamsport, said that Mextorf was "all over the road" on Nov. 18 and nearly rear-ended a school bus.

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