School official charged with DUI to return to work

New Haven
paul lucke seymour high school DUI.jpg

SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) — An assistant principal at a Connecticut high school who was charged with drunken driving will keep his job after serving a 20-day suspension.

The Republican American of Waterbury reports that the Seymour Board of Education voted to allow Seymour High School assistant principal 44-year-old Paul Lucke to return to work.

An arbitrator recommended last month that Lucke should keep his job.

Lucke was placed on administrative leave after he was charged with driving under the influence in December in Naugatuck. He was later granted entry into a court alcohol education program, which if he completes successfully, will lead to a dismissal of the charges.

Lucke’s attorney, Eric Brown, says his client’s “poor decision” in no way defines him as a leader and mentor.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Person struck by train; Metro-North New Haven line delayed

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Person struck by train; Metro-North New Haven line delayed"

Fairfield man steals laptop from Good Samaritan, breaks into car dealership

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Fairfield man steals laptop from Good Samaritan, breaks into car dealership"

Heavy police presence, SWAT team in Wallingford neighborhood

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Heavy police presence, SWAT  team in Wallingford neighborhood"

New London High School student accused of bringing marijuana, pellet gun to school

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "New London High School student accused of bringing marijuana, pellet gun to school"

New high-tech security system in Wallingford schools

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "New high-tech security system in Wallingford schools"

Police have named Waterbury man as person of interest in his girlfriend, business partner's disappearance

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Police have named Waterbury man as person of interest in his girlfriend, business partner's disappearance"
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss