Principal of Plymouth South High School Arrested for Drunk Driving Saturday

Passenger in other car taken to hospital with neck pain...
Arrested - Plymouth South High School Principal James R Hanna was arrested on OUI charges Saturday in Plymouth. (School photo)

Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Police report that James Hanna, prinicpal of Plymouth South High School, was arrested and charged with OUI, negligent operation and injury from mobile phone use following a Saturday night car crash.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Mr. Hanna apparently rear-ended a Kia sedan near Mayflower Food & Spirits on South Street.

Police say that Hanna admitted to drinking three beers before driving out to pick up a to-go food order.  Police report he failed numerous sobriety tests.

Dr. Gary Maestas, Plymouth's Superintendent of Schools issued the following statement Monday:

The Plymouth Schools are aware of a DUI arrest of an employee within one of our schools. This is a personnel matter and will be addressed with the individual. The Plymouth Public Schools will proceed in the best interest of the students of the particular school within the community of Plymouth. A plan is being developed to address the short and long-term needs of the building and will be conveyed to the school community when available.

A passenger in the car struck by Mr. Hanna was transported to the hospital with neck pain. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on