It may be a little premature to say this, but . . . what the heck was Randy Dorn thinking?
Orting police say the superintendent of public instruction registered a 0.11 blood-alcohol content on a Breathalyzer test about an hour and a half after he was pulled over not far from Orting High School. This is not a test where you want a high mark. He was cited for driving under the influence – and speeding to boot.
In a statement, Dorn said he drank beer with dinner and was stopped on his way home. Sorry, but this isn’t computing. He was pulled over at 1:30 Sunday morning and he was still blowing a 0.11 at 3 a.m. It might make sense if Dorn were a tiny guy, but he’s not.
Dorn calls this a “personal legal matter.” That might fly if he were a teacher, but he’s the state’s top educator. He needs to be more forthcoming with the public – and the schoolchildren who could benefit from this all too “teachable moment.”