Pennsylvania: school superintendent charged with DUI after crash with official car


The arrest this week of Medford Township’s school superintendent on drunken-driving charges has opened new wounds in a community still recovering from a sex scandal involving its former mayor and dealing with deep budget cuts, including police layoffs.
Now Medford residents are struggling to reconcile the arrest of Schools Superintendent Joseph Del Rossi with the antidrug and antialcohol message he delivered to students at an awareness event last month.
Del Rossi, who has led the 3,000-student district for about 10 years, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he flipped a district-owned Jeep on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. in neighboring Evesham Township, said Evesham Police Capt. Christopher Chew.
Del Rossi told police that he had swerved to avoid hitting a deer on Sagemore Drive just north of Marlton Parkway. Police would not release the results of his breath test.  …MORE