A Texas school principal has been arrested for drinking and driving. However, during his arrest, things got a little interesting when he started cheering for the Eagles.
Brackenridge High School Principal Moises Ortiz was arrested on February 13, 2014. He ran a red light on the southbound US 281 access road at St. Mary’s Street and police pulled him over. The officers could smell alcohol coming from Ortiz’s person and proceeded to investigate if Ortiz was under the influence.
According to the police report, “[Ortiz] stated, ‘Brackenridge, go Eagles, fighting Eagles, I’m so sorry.’” This was in response to a question the officer asked regarding where Ortiz worked.
Ortiz told the officer that he was at a life coaching event earlier in the evening and that he had been at the Quarry Area and at a place known as Jim’s on Broadway and Hildebrand.
Police proceeded to give Ortiz a field sobriety test which he failed and Ortiz also refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. However, officers got a warrant to take a blood test.
In many states, you may have to face additional charges for refusing to submit to a breath test. The penalties include additional fines and a longer license suspension.
If you refused to take a breath test during your arrest, call a lawyer right away. You may be facing serious consequences for refusing and it’s important that you have a lawyer go over your case.