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By Dustin Phillips on
November 9, 2013
February 5, 2020

Former Jay Middle School principal Shane Carroll cannot seem to stay out of trouble when it comes to alcohol and the law. With repeated run-ins with law enforcement in alcohol-related incidents, Carroll may need to consider getting help for an addiction.In the latest incident, Carroll, of Eucha, was found passed out in a vehicle at a car wash around 4:00 p.m. yesterday. Police say a partially empty bottle of vodka was found in the car with him. Carroll was arrested on a complaint of Actual Physical Control of a vehicle (APC) and blood alcohol analysis revealed a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.14.Oklahoma DUI law (47 O.S. § 11-902) prohibits having "actual physical control" of a vehicle when one is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This means that if an intoxicated person is in the vehicle and has access to the keys, he or she may be charged with APC even if the person is not driving or operating the vehicle. The penalties for APC are the same as those for DUI.Carroll was booked into the Delaware County jail until he sobered up, then released on an Own Recognizance bond.Later this month, Carroll is due in court on charges of defrauding a restaurant stemming from an incident in September. In this case, he is accused of failing to pay a $94.97 tab at a Bartlesville Buffalo Wild Wings, and telling the manager that if he called police, he would tell them that the manager was serving alcohol to minors.In March, the former principal was found not guilty of first degree manslaughter after a July 2012 DUI boating accident on Grand Lake that claimed the life of his friend, Monte Price. One of the boat's occupants claimed that Carroll was driving the boat when it crashed, but Carroll claimed Price was driving. Read more.An alcohol-related accident claimed the life of his friend, and now he is facing his third criminal case stemming from alcohol abuse. Hopefully, Carroll will use these experiences as wake up calls to get the help he needs in treating an apparent alcohol addiction.Sometimes, a DUI arrest is the result of a driver's lapse in judgment. Often, it is a sign of a more significant problem. Find out more about Oklahoma DUI laws or view site to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to discuss your case.


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