Friday, June 13, 2008

Principal of school in Irvine faces California DUI charges

Principal faces two California DUI criminal charges

IRVINE California

DUI Blood test results show that Westwood Basics Plus Elementary School Principal, who was placed on administrative leave after being arrested on suspicion of California DUI , had an alleged blood alcohol concentration that was purportedly twice the legal limit, the Orange County District Attorney's office said today.

Nancy Jean Bower's blood alcohol concentration was allegedly 0.17 percent, according to California DUI attorneys. In California, it is illegal to drive with a level at or above 0.08 percent, according to California DUI lawyers.

Bower, 41, has a California DUI arraignment scheduled June 30 at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. She is being charged with misdemeanor counts of California DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher.

Irvine Unified School District spokesman Ian Hanigan said the principal is still on administrative leave and the school district has not taken further action on this situation. The temporary principal and other staffers at the school declined to comment today.

Bower's maximum California DUI sentence would be six months in jail, per California DUI lawyers. The California DUI suspect does not have any criminal record, according to California DUI lawyers.

Bower was arrested following a car accident in Newport Beach on May 31 after California DUI police interviewed her and gave her a California DUI coordination test to determine if she was California DUI . California DUI lawyers caution that there may be evidence in her favor.