JAY — A former Delaware County middle school principal with a blood alcohol level almost twice the legal limit was charged with a drunken driving related charge, court records show.
Roger “Shane” Carroll, 40, of Eucha, was charged Monday in Delaware County District Court with actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
Carroll tested 0.14 on a breath alcohol test when he was found passed out in the bay of an automatic car wash Nov. 7.
The legal intoxication limit is 0.08.
Carroll was found unresponsive in the driver's seat of a locked gold Mercedes-Benz and a three-quarters full bottle of vodka was found in the passenger-side floorboard, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Carroll turned the car off and removed the key from the ignition; however, after failing several field sobriety tests, authorities believe Carroll tossed the car key into an area covered with weeds, the affidavit states.
An employee with the Jay School District for 16 years, Carroll left the district June 30. He spent 10 years as a principal and six years as a teacher.
In September, Carroll was arrested on complaints of defrauding a restaurant and resisting and obstructing a police officer after he reportedly refused to pay a $94.97 tab at a Bartlesville restaurant. He is due in court later this month.
Carroll was acquitted in March of manslaughter and reckless operation of a vessel in connection with the 2012 boating death of a childhood friend at Grand Lake.
A blood alcohol report taken almost 3½ hours after the accident showed that Carroll had a blood alcohol level of 0.09.
A Grand River Dam Authority investigation alleged that alcohol use and excessive speed contributed to the July 29, 2012, crash.