LAKEWOOD – The superintendent of Chautauqua Lake Central School has reached an agreement to a reduced charge in his DWI case.
The Post-Journal is reporting that Chautauqua Lake School superintendent Benjamin Spitzer pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired in Busti town court on Wednesday.
Spitzer was pulled over on East Fairmount Avenue on Feb. 26 and was originally charged with driving while intoxicated and DWI per se. However, the DA’s office had offered to amend the charges to a driving while ability impaired violation – a non-criminal offense. The court imposed a $500 fine and $260 mandatory surcharge and his license was also suspended for 90 days.
The school board had said that it would not comment or take an action regarding Spitzer’s employment until after all legal proceedings had ended.