The superintendent of a southern New Jersey school district has taken administrative leave following his arrest on a drunken driving charge.
Medford Superintendent Joseph Del Rossi released a statement saying he believes it’s in the best interest for the district.
Police said Del Rossi swerved and struck a light pole in a district-issued Jeep around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. He told police that he had swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Police charged him with driving under the influence.
The 57-year-old has been superintendent of the Medford school district since 2003.