Trinity superintendent off the job after DUI arrest

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OHIO TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

A local superintendent is off the job tonight after a DUI arrest.

Trinity Superintendent Paul Kasunich has been suspended with pay.

Ohio Township police said Kasunich failed a field sobriety test early Sunday morning and then was taken to the hospital to have blood work done.

Investigators said they picked Kasunich up on Mt. Nebo Road after his car swerved into the opposite lane.

Police said the superintendent admitted to having a couple of drinks.

Kasunich has been at the helm of the Trinity School District since 2010.

“When you disregard law and when you put your own priorities ahead of what is right and what is wrong, then I don’t know how you can stand in front of a school district and expect something different,” said parent Diane Ecker.

Kasunich was supposed to be on this stage Thursday night for the school board meeting, but several people said he slipped out after the executive session.

“To have someone like this who can represent our school and speak for my children, I have no words for it.  And there are no excuses or anything that could make me change my mind," said parent Michele Walker.

Kasunich was arrested back in 2010 for assault, but those charges were eventually dropped, police said.