High school principal accused of drunk driving in NH


MASON, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Fitchburg high school principal has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol during a Sept. 29 crash in Mason, N.H., police said.

Nicholas DeSimone, the principal of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, was allegedly drunk when he drove his car into a stone wall on Meetinghouse Hill Road at about 4:36 p.m. The 42-year-old was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital, reports The Sentinel & Enterprise.

According to the newspaper, officers at the scene saw signs of what they believed to be alcohol impairment, but because of his injuries they did not conduct field sobriety tests.

DeSimone pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated at his arraignment Monday. He is due back in court Dec. 16.

The school district would only say he is a valued employee and has their best wishes.

For more information: Sentinel & Enterprise