New York State Police report that on Valentines Day, February 14, 2019, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling north on Transit Rd, Clarence, without tail lights or headlights on. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Amy Moeller, 40 of Amherst failed field sobriety tests. Moeller was arrested and provided a breath sample of .13% BAC. She was charged with DWI and released with a return court date in Clarence.
Moeller is the principal at Hillview Elementary.
FROM THE BUFFALO NEWS – See Through New York, sponsored by the Empire Center of Public Policy, lists Moeller as an educator in the Lancaster Central School District with a salary of $96,600.
Patrick Uhteg, president of the Lancaster School Board, declined to comment on the details of the arrest because it was a personnel matter.
“We are going to investigate the incident and she will be put on leave. I don’t know if it will be paid leave,” said Uhteg, who referred further questions to Lancaster Superintendent Michael J. Vallely.
Moeller’s arrest comes more than two years after a Lancaster school assistant principal was fired for two DWI arrests within four months in 2015. John D. Bender served as assistant principal at Lancaster Middle School from 2013 to 2015. He was fired by the district in 2016 after being charged with drunken driving on two separate occasions in 2015. MORE