The principal of York Middle School has been arrested and charged with drunken driving.

David J. Williams, 42, of Barrington, New Hampshire, was arrested Saturday night and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol after police received a tip from another motorist, said York police Lt. Robert Scamman Sr. in an email Thursday evening.

WCSH-TV and Seacoastonline both reported that Williams is the principal of the York Middle School and that school officials are aware of his arrest.

The York police dispatch center got a phone call about 8:10 p.m. Saturday from a woman who told police that a silver Ford pickup truck “was all over the road,” Scamman said.

The woman also said that the man was “stumbling” when he stopped for gas at an Irving station on Route 1 in York. The woman followed the truck toward York Beach and reported to police that “he was still all over the road and she was concerned that he would hit someone.”

Scamman said York police officers stopped William’s vehicle on Long Beach Avenue. He was taken to the York Police Department and given a breath test that showed his blood alcohol content level was 0.11 percent. The threshold for drunken driving in Maine is 0.08 percent.

After making $160 cash bail, Williams was given a ride to his vehicle to pick up his belongings before being taken to a place where he was staying in York. He is scheduled to appear in York District Court on June 17.

York school officials told Seacoastonline that Williams remains employed as principal of the middle school and has not been suspended. School Committee Chairman Tim Fitzgerald could not be reached Thursday night.

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