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Boylan convicted of DUI in 1984

Jefferson Co. Schools transportation director also had 2002 DUI arrest

Jefferson Co. Schools transportation director also had 2002 DUI arrest

February 14, 2008|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Jefferson County Schools transportation coordinator who was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence was convicted of DUI on Sept. 17, 1984, in Harrison County, W.Va., according to Charles Town Police Department records.

Robert Michael Boylan Jr., 57, of Martinsburg, also was arrested for DUI in Clarksburg, W.Va., on Oct. 24, 2002, but that charge was dismissed, according to records.

Tuesday's DUI charge against Boylan occurred after Cpl. George Manning said he noticed a white Chrysler traveling east in the 600 block of East Washington Street at 5:18 p.m. with an expired registration plate, according to a criminal complaint.

The Chrysler pulled over in a parking lot at a 7-Eleven store, the complaint said.

Manning said he noticed a strong odor of alcohol after asking the driver for his driver's license, registration card and insurance certificate.

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The driver was fumbling through documents and could not provide an insurance certificate, Manning said. The driver also had difficulty understanding basic instructions, Manning said.

"I asked the defendant if he had been drinking, during which time he answered in the negative," Manning said in the complaint.

"The defendant had glassy eyes, slow motor movements, slurred speech and appeared drunk," Manning said.

Boylan failed three sobriety tests and later told Manning that he had two glasses of wine, according to the complaint.

Boylan was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night but had been released as of Wednesday, a jail spokesman said.

Superintendent of Schools Susan Wall said Wednesday she could not comment on the case because it was a personnel matter.

Wall said she did not know if the school system does background checks to determine if people hired for positions have prior convictions.

Boylan oversees the school system's fleet of school buses.

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