SD Superintendent Back At Work Following DUIs
by Associated Press
September 21, 2011 3:55 PM
A superintendent of a central South Dakota school district has been allowed to return to work following two drunken driving arrests.
Lance Witte posted a statement on the Wessington Springs district website Wednesday saying he has been reinstated as superintendent and secondary principal. The Wessington Springs School Board had placed Witte on administrative leave last month following an arrest for driving under the influence in Hanson County in August.
The arrest came three days after he pleaded guilty to driving with a license that was revoked following a DUI conviction in December. In the statement, Witte thanked the Board and said he spoke with students last week about his absence from a legal perspective and related to the disease of alcoholism.