This principal is a real good example for the kids. Hopefully he'll display some dignity and backbone and resign like a man.
Who said he was drunk? The new Heppa laws that have been out for a few years now prevent any medical evaluation information from being released from the hospital ER.
Maybe it was medication related?
Do you know why there are so many accidents now? Because people who are diabetics, epileptics and so on can still drive even though their physician has to advised them not to.
The Department of Motor Vehicles and law enforcement cannot obtain anyone's medical records if they have an accident. It is the Heppa Law now. Things have changed.
The old days are long gone that a license can be taken away due to a medical condition. A physician can only legally advise their patient not to drive now. They can no longer take away their license like they used to years ago.
The hospital ER is allowed to report a stabbing, gun shot wound or other serious injury to law enforcement. A drunk driver's blood alcohol level will not be released unless there was a fatality or a serious injury to another person involved.
The hospital is only allowed to release a suspect's medical records if there was a fatality or serious injury to another person.
Remember if you get caught driving drunk, always tell the officer you cannot get out of the car due to a back injury that you sustained earlier in the day. The officer cannot force you to a sobriety test with a medical condition. Ask for an ambulance because you are in severe pain and to be transported the ER.
If you are involved in an accident always tell them you avoided an animal in the roadway and you want to be transported to the ER. Anyone can get caught. Just one beer can put some people over the limit even if you don't think so.
Most police officers try to help out an underage drunk driver especially the teenagers to keep their record clean for school and job opportunities later on in life. Most of the teenagers already paid the price for totaling their parents car so the police know they have already learned a lesson, so why should they endure more punishment. If it was your kid you would want the same to protect their record for life opportunities down the road.
Oh I know (sigh) some of you will say they never drive drunk and no one should drive drunk and get off the hook. Guess what? everyone says that but everyone sooner or later does drive with consuming at least one alcoholic beverage.
So the next time if you are in an accident and feel you may be over the limit, when the officer asks "do you need an ambulance and want to go to the hospital?" (which they are really trying to help you out, duh !) Tell them "YES".