Venice HS principal charged with DUI after crash

Posted at 3:19 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 00:56:34-04

The principal of Venice High School in Sarasota County now faces a DUI charge after crashing his car into a utility poll in late March. 

Jack Turgeon, 46, crashed while making a right turn in his 1988 Jeep Wrangler on State Road 72 just before 2 a.m. March 20. The Jeep hit a stop sign and a utility poll.

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The early Sunday morning crash left him seriously injured. He was the only one in the vehicle.

Turgeon faces a careless driving charge in addition to the DUI. A blood test found that his blood alcohol content was .211, well over double the legal limit.