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School superintendent charged with DWI

School superintendent charged with DWI
Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 08:58:47-05

The Superintendent of the Chautauqua Lake Central School District is charged with DWI. 

The Lakewood-Busti Police Department says 52-year-old Benjamin Spitzer was stopped and ticketed Sunday night.  Police responded after getting a call that a person may have been driving drunk.

The school district released the following statement:

"The Chautauqua Lake Central School Board acknowledges receipt of the information concerning Superintendent Ben Spitzer, and the board is not in a position to take action until such time as due process of law is completed.  Superintendent Spitzer is represented by private counsel in this matter, at no cost to the district."