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You don’t want high marks on a BAC test

Post by Cheryl Tucker on March 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
March 23, 2010 5:06 pm

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.”

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