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Wake Principal Avoids Jail For DWI Arrest

Posted October 28, 2004 11:37 a.m. EDT

— A Wake County principal will not have to go to jail for a drunken driving arrest last spring.

Andre Smith, principal at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, pleaded guilty and received a 60-day suspended sentence. In addition, Smith got 12 months unsupervised probation and 24 hours of community service.

Smith is not the first Wake County principal charged with driving drunk. Millbrook High School principal Michael Talley was charged with DWI in 2000. He resigned the next week.