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The principal of Espy Elementary in Nixa has been charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Highway Patrol troopers pulled Dr. Jerrod Wheeler over on August 30th of last year because he was allegedly recklessly driving his Chevy Tahoe southbound on 65 near the James River Expressway. Wheeler was also charged with failing to drive within a single lane on a roadway that has three or more lanes.

Nixa Schools Superintendent, Dr. Stephen Kleinsmith, said the district and school board members were informed of the alleged incident not long after it happened.

Kleinsmith says that  they are waiting for the legal process to be complete before they take any action.

Wheeler is scheduled to be arraigned in Greene County on May 26th.

UPDATE 11-19-10:

Dr. Wheeler pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was placed on two years supervised probation and fined $400.

He has started a SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) chapter at the school where he is presently employed.

2 comments:

SpeedyCycles said...

That is too bad. I have met Jerrod on a few occasions and found him to be a nice guy. Poor judgment on his part.

Makenna said...

Jerrod is an awesome guy who got caught doing something most of us have done before! He still deserves respect, kindness, and love. There are a ton of people who love and care for you!

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