A central Iowa school administrator has resigned following his third drunk driving arrest. The Colfax-Mingo Board of Education on Monday accepted the resignation of district superintendent Marty Lucas.
The 61-year-old Lucas, who had planned to retire at the end of the next school year, was charged with OWI after a traffic stop in Grundy Center just before 9 a.m. last Thursday. His blood alcohol content was .224, nearly three times the legal limit for driving, according to the Grundy County Sheriff’s office.
Lucas, originally from Charles City, was hired as the Colfax-Mingo superintendent in 2011. He’s been arrested for OWI two other times. He was superintendent of Bettendorf Community Schools, but resigned after pleading guilty to an OWI charge in 2008. His first drunk driving arrest was in 1999, when Lucas was the superintendent for the Charles City Community Schools.