Jamie Critchlow, husband of disgraced former Fox C-6 superintendent Dianne Critchlow and former director of the district’s Bridges program, who was fired in June 2014 for his role in the Topix defamation scandal, has been charged in two separate driving while intoxicated (DWI) incidents, according to court and police documents.
The first occurred on July 3, 2014 in Iron County and can be found on Casenet. According to a deputy, Critchlow was allegedly involved in a one-car accident, was given field sobriety tests, refused a breath test, and had his blood drawn after a warrant was obtained. The result of the blood test was a 0.28 blood alcohol content level (note that the blood was drawn at least 2.5 hours after the crash). This would suggest that Critchlow consumed a large number of drinks that night (see BAC chart here). A trial is currently scheduled for March 10.
The second incident took place January 31st in Arnold and began with Critchlow allegedly rear-ending another vehicle (causing slight damage to both cars), checking on the driver of the other vehicle, then driving away. He was tracked to his home, interviewed (giving false statements), and arrested. At the station he was given field sobriety tests, on which he performed poorly, and refused a BAC test. He was charged with DWI, failure to keep proper lookout, and leaving the scene of an accident. A municipal court appearance is scheduled for April 27.
Note that refusing a blood alcohol test in these situations should lead to a one year revocation of one’s drivers license, and subsequent offenses also require the installation of an ignition interlock device. So in theory, Critchlow had no license when the Arnold incident happened, because he refused BAC tests in Iron County seven months previously. This appears to be the case (see the end of the last page above), so I don’t know why there was no charge for driving without a license.
Note also that Critchlow was fired from a coaching and teaching position at Tyler (TX) Junior College in 2007 after a DWI arrest.
Luckily, nobody was hurt in any of these incidents.