El Dorado County Schools Superintendent Arrested for DUI — Again

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PLACERVILLE--

For the second time in five months, the El Dorado County Office of Education Superintendent was busted for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in the middle of the workday.

Thursday, at around 2 p.m., California Highway Patrol arrested Jeremy Meyers for DUI after investigators said he rammed his personal pick-up truck into a utility box just a mile and a half west of his office on Green Valley Road in Placerville. Authorities said his blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent -- more than twice the legal limit.

He was taken to El Dorado County Jail, but bailed out after posting $17,500 bond.
Meyers' first DUI arrest was on June 9, 2015 at around 2:45 p.m. Court documents said his blood alcohol level was also double the legal limit.

Back then, he apologized to the Board of Trustees saying it was a "personal mistake." He pleaded no contest in court.

The trustees eventually gave Meyers a second chance, allowing him to keep his job and his nearly $200,000 salary. Now voters are wondering if they were too lenient.

"He should be an example to our children," district parent Heather Reynolds said. "By doing those crimes, he is not."

Meyers' friend Steven Laguna told FOX40 he was shocked.

"He's a good man, I think he's a good, family man. He made a mistake and I don't think he should be judged by that," he said. "I absolutely think he should keep [his job]. And I would vote for him, when the times comes again."

Jeremy Meyers has been with the El Dorado County Office of Education for around a decade. He became the superintendent last year when he was voted into office.

The Board of Trustees will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. to discuss if Meyers should keep his job.