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New interim principal named at Bangor High School

Superintendent Tager announced Wednesday afternoon that one of the Bangor High School assistant principals will now serve as interim principal.
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BANGOR, Maine — Superintendent James Tager has designated Brian Doyle, one of Bangor High School's assistant principals, to the role of Bangor High School's interim principal.

In a press release, Tager wrote, “While meeting with Brian it was quite evident that he was eager to serve the students, faculty, staff, and the community of Bangor in an interim status.”

Doyle has been Bangor High School's assistant principal since 2013. He has served as assistant principal in both Brewer and Old Town school districts before joining the Bangor School Department.

Bangor High School Principal Paul Butler is on paid administrative leave after being charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, a spokesman for the Bangor Police Department confirmed with NEWS CENTER Maine.

Tager told NEWS CENTER Maine he was informed by Butler of the incident that occurred over the weekend, and that Butler is on paid administrative leave while the school department investigates.

According to a release from the Bangor Police Department, an officer assigned to the Bangor State Fair reported that a pick-up truck had crashed into a cement barricade on Bass Park Boulevard on Saturday around 10:20 p.m. Police say Butler, 50, was the driver and allegedly drove away after the crash. 

Butler was later spotted by a patrol officer driving on Main Street and later pulled over, police said. 

Police claim Butler's truck smelled of alcohol, and the officer noticed an airbag had been deployed. 

Bulter was arrested after a field sobriety test and taken to the police station for a breath alcohol test. He was charged with operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Police say Butler was released from custody and his truck was towed to an impound lot.