RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield police charged Kevin Callahan, a Ridgefield High School faculty member and its varsity football coach, with driving under the influence May 3, according to the Connecticut Post.
“The charges are concerning because Mr. Callahan is an educator and role model for Ridgefield High School students,” said a statement from Superintendent Deborah Low. “Mr. Callahan has worked in Ridgefield for 16-years and currently is Senior Teacher of the Physical Education Department, Dean of Students and Coach. Mr. Callahan is recognized as a valued member of the RHS faculty.”
The 52-year-old Fairfield resident has been placed on a leave of absence while the school district reviews the case, the Post reported.
In the accident at Stillson and Fairfield Woods roads, Callahan, who said he was looking at a text, hit a traffic sign and then a tree, police told the Connecticut Post. Police found a half-empty bottle of vodka in his car, the Post said.
Callahan also was charged with failure to drive right, distracted driving and failure to carry a valid insurance card, according to the Post.
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