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El Dorado County Schools Chief Resigns After Second DUI Arrest

(AP) - The Sacramento Bee reports that El Dorado County schools chief Jeremy Meyers resigned yesterday, 11 days after his second drunk driving arrest this year.

The El Dorado County Board of Education accepted Meyers’ resignation at a special meeting called to discuss the board’s legal exposure because of Meyers’ alleged drunk driving cases.

The terms of his resignation, worked out between his lawyer and a lawyer for the board, were not released.

The 45-year-old Meyers had not been to work since his arrest November 5th after he crashed his truck into a utility box that afternoon.

It was the second time in five months Meyers was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The superintendent had been at work the day of the crash, according to county officials. But it is unclear whether Meyers was on the clock when the accident happened.

Meyers faces four misdemeanor charges, according to the California Highway Patrol, including driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was cited for driving under the influence in the June incident and convicted in August. He received a five-day alternative sentence, which he served as house arrest, and paid a fine.