Former SISD Principal Agrees to Pre-Trial Intervention Contract on DWI Charge

Former SISD Middle School Principal Brandon Duncan has entered into an agreement with Schleicher County Attorney Clint Griffin and the Schleicher County Court, allowing him to participate in a pre-trial intervention program, in order to avoid prosecution on a charge of driving while intoxicated with an open container.

Duncan was arrested north of Eldorado on January 20, 2017, and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Court documents show that on September 12, 2017, Schleicher County Judge Charlie Bradley approved a deal that Duncan and his attorney had previously reached with Clint Griffin.

The program calls for Duncan to complete a year-long period in which he complies with restrictions that are, in many ways, identical to probation requirements. He is required to communicate with the Adult Community Supervision Department officer on a monthly basis and appear in person at least once every three months.

Duncan will also pay all fees associated with administration of the year-long program.

Upon successful completion of the intervention program, the DWI charge, a Class B misdemeanor, will be dismissed. Failure to comply with the terms of the agreement will result in an immediate trial before the judge, according to the document.

Schleicher County Attorney Clint Griffin says such deals are appropriate in cases involving a first offender. He notes, however, that the charge is a serious one and explains that Duncan had consented to a blood test at the time of his arrest. The test revealed a blood alcohol level well in excess of the legal limit, Griffin said.

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