A New York faculty district superintendent who crowd surfed amongst college students at a highschool soccer sport on Friday evening was arrested shortly afterward on suspicion of drunken driving and charged with DWI, police mentioned.
Police say Baldwinsville Central Faculty District Superintendent Jason D. Thomson, 48, was seen reveling within the pupil part at Baker Excessive Faculty in Baldwinsville, about 13 miles northwest of Syracuse.
Pictures and movies of Thomson crowd browsing have circulated on social media and native information shops.
Thomson’s actions on the sport drew consideration to himself and put him on legislation enforcement’s radar, Baldwinsville police mentioned in an announcement.
“Jason Thomson, had been noticed by quite a few people, ‘crowd browsing’ within the pupil part of the bleachers,” the assertion mentioned.
“Following the incident, a number of college students reported to the district workers that they suspected that Mr. Thomson was inebriated. This data was relayed to members of the Baldwinsville Police Division that had been on the occasion.”
Shortly after he was noticed crowd browsing on the sport, the assertion mentioned an officer noticed Thomson driving and not using a entrance plate and noticed him make a flip with out utilizing a flip sign at about 8:10 p.m.
The officer detected alcohol use and subject sobriety assessments had been performed on Thomson, police mentioned within the assertion. He was arrested and charged with driving whereas intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol degree larger than .08%, failing to make use of a flip sign and having no entrance license plate.
Thomson was booked and launched on his personal recognizance, police mentioned. He has a scheduled listening to on Oct. 26.
Thomson declined an NBC Information request for touch upon Monday. The district’s faculty board was not reached.
In an announcement to NBC affiliate WSTM of Syracuse, the Baldwinsville Board of Schooling mentioned it “will take applicable motion if warranted.”
“It’s the expectation our district workers serves as function fashions for our college students in any respect occasions,” the college board mentioned.
WSTM additionally reviews the board will maintain a particular assembly Monday, the place it can talk about “the employment historical past of a specific particular person or company.”