Area School Administrators Jailed Here on Alcohol Charges
Sonora MS Principal, Ozona Superintendent of Schools
Brandon Blayne Duncan, 41, of Sonora was booked into the Schleicher County Jail on Friday, January 20th on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated with an Open Container.
Duncan, who is currently employed as the principal of Sonora Middle School, was released on a $1,500 surety bond the following day.
Raul Ramos Chavarria, 51, of Ozona, was arrested during the same traffic stop and charged with Public Intoxication and having an Open Container in a motor vehicle. Chavarria is currently employed as the superintendent of schools at Crockett County Consolidated Common School District in Ozona. He was released from jail the following day on a misdemeanor citation.
Prior to taking the job as Crockett County CCCD superintendent, Chavarria was the principal at Sonora High School.
Schleicher County Deputy Kevin Herbert reports that he initiated the traffic stop at about 10 p.m. on Friday, January 20th. The deputy says he noticed a 2015 Jeep Wrangler driven by Duncan, proceeding slowly on the southbound shoulder of U.S. Highway 277 some three miles north of Eldorado.
Herbert says he administered a field sobriety test to the driver determined him to be intoxicated. Duncan was also taken to Schleicher County Medical Center for a blood-alcohol test. The results of that test are pending, according to the deputy.
Herbert explains that Chavarria told him during the traffic stop that he was unaware that Texas has a law against having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
The two men were transported to the Schleicher County Jail where they were booked in and held overnight.
Justice of the Peace Phil Edmiston set a $1,500 surety bond for Duncan the following morning and he was released on bail. Chavarria was released on a citation.