Middle School Principal Arrested for DWI

October 19, 2010 Updated Oct 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM EDT

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October 19, 2010 Updated Oct 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - District officials have placed the principal of Sweet Home Middle School on administrative leave after he was charged with felony drunk driving.

43-year-old Gregory Smorol of East Aurora was arrested just after 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Police charged Smorol with a felony because of a previous drinking and driving conviction.

School officials have sent a letter to parents and are conducting an investigation.