Independence H.S. principal arrested for 2nd DUI offense

Todd Campbell (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 has learned that Independence High School principal Dr. Todd Campbell was arrested for DUI last month

According to an affidavit obtained by News 2, Dr. Campbell was involved in a car crash on Nolensville Pike around 7 p.m. on October 24.

When a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper arrived to the scene, he said Campbell smelled of “an intoxicating substance” and had watery eyes.

The officer also said Campbell performed poorly on a field sobriety test.

Three hours after the crash, Dr. Campbell was taken to Saint Thomas Midtown for a blood test.

The affidavit didn’t specify what Dr. Campbell’s blood alcohol level was, or if he tested positive for any drugs.

However, Campbell admitted to the trooper that he had three beers and a Grey Goose Vodka before the crash.

The affidavit also stated Dr. Campbell tried to leave the scene and asked the other driver if he could give him cash, because he didn’t want to get in trouble.

News 2 checked and discovered Campbell has been in trouble with the law previously. In 2009, he also received a DUI.

News 2 called Independence High School and spoke with his receptionist.

She said she would give the principal the message that we called.

Carol Birdsong, Communications Director for Williamson County Schools, told News 2 in a statement that, “The district is aware of the charge and is waiting for the court to adjudicate the matter. We will reserve judgement until such time.”

Dr. Campbell was named Middle Tennessee’s 2015 – 2016 principal of the year.

In a newsletter, he said, “It means a lot to be nominated for such a prestigious award. I’m very humbled to know that my peers believe that our accomplishments here at Independence are deserving of state recognition.”

He is due in court Wednesday on his latest DUI charge.

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