Notre Dame Assoc. VP Charged for Drunk Driving


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Notre Dame Assoc. VP Charged for Drunk Driving

Police say Associate Vice President David Harr was driving with his airbags deployed and a part of his car dragging on the ground after hitting a tree.




ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A leader at the University of Notre Dame is in trouble for driving drunk.

Officers from the St. Joseph County Police Department stopped Associate Vice President David Harr on Wednesday after noticing he was going below the speed limit, reported ABC 57.

When the officers got a closer look at his Hyundai Santa Fe, they saw that the front end was damaged and could hear a piece of the car dragging on the pavement.

During the traffic stop, Harr appeared to be off-balance and could not stand still, according to court documents. Officers said they could smell alcohol coming from inside the car.

An officer reached into the car to turn off the ignition and saw that the airbags had been deployed. 

Harr told police that he had "hit a tree, but was fine" and was on the way back from a casino, court documents said. He also said he was convicted of operating while intoxicated in Berrien County, Michigan, in December.

He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested, reported ABC 57.

Harr faces five charges, including operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

The University of Notre Dame has not commented on the arrest.

(Photo by St. Joseph Co. Police.)

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