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Court: School Board President Arrested Twice For Drinking And Driving

(WLNS) - The head of a mid-Michigan school board may be stepping down from his job.

Court documents show in February, the president of the Northwest Community School Board, Kevin Kingsley pled guilty to an OWI and leaving the scene of an accident. Court documents say Kingsley had a blood alcohol content of more than 0.17. He spent the night in jail and was fined, but the trouble didn't stop there

According to court documents the day after Kingsley was sentenced for his first OWI, he was arrested again and charged with drinking and driving.

Around 4 a.m. on March 27, Kingsley was arrested with a blood alcohol content of 0.21. That's characterized as "super drunk."

"This is a very unfortunate situation. Kevin has been a strong proponent for Northwest Community Schools. He's been a very good board member and a strong advocate for our school system," said Geoff Bontrager, superintendent of Northwest Schools.

6 News reached out to Kingsley, but no comment was made.

Kingsley's fate on the school board is now in question.

He told our media partners at MLive that he has plans to step down.

Kingsley's pre-trial is scheduled for April.


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