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School principal arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

August 15, 2019

CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska school principal has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Authorities say Lee Wolfe’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit after he was stopped around 7 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 30 in Central City. An officer pulled him over because of expired license plates.

Central City Police Chief Mark Hogue says Wolfe’s son was with him. Wolfe was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with a passenger under 16 and for having expired plates.

Wolfe is principal at Shoemaker Elementary in Grand Island. He says in a statement that he feels “terrible about how this reflects upon Shoemaker, Grand Island Public Schools, myself and my family.”

Wolfe and a district representative didn’t immediately return messages Thursday from The Associated Press.

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