Local Principal Arrested for DUI
The principal of Santa Ynez High School was arrested for driving under the influence last month.
Mark Swanitz, the 51-year-old principal, was arrested on October 21 after a traffic collision in Buellton, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The CHP report states another vehicle was stopped in a driveway on SR-246, west of Skytt Mesa Drive, when the driver made an unsafe turning movement directly into the path of travel of Swanitz's vehicle resulting in a non-injury collision.
During CHP's collision investigation, it was determined Swanitz was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and was subsequently arrested.
Swanitz has been principal of Santa Ynez High School since 2010. He was previously the principal of Dos Pueblos High School from 2006 to 2010.
(Mark Swanitz / Facebook)