VP of Hannibal School Board resigns after crash on Route 104, DWI charge

Madeline Pittorf/ Oswego County Sheriff's Office

The Vice President of the Hannibal School Board has resigned and is facing a DWI charge after a crash in the Town of Oswego earlier this week, according to the Oswego County Sheriff's Office.

Undersheriff Eugene Sullivan says Madeline Pittorf, 55, failed to keep right while driving in the area of State Route 104 and 104a at around 5 p.m. Monday. Sullivan says her car went over the center line and hit the front of an oncoming pickup truck, driven by Christian Hagar.

Hagar was taken to the hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries after the accident. Pittorf did not claim to have any injuries, according to Sullivan.

Sullivan says after the crash Pittorf failed a field sobriety test and later blew a .28 blood alcohol content when tested by a breathalyzer.

Pittorf was arraigned in the Town of Oswego Court on charges of DWI, Aggravated DWI and Failure to Keep Right, according to Sullivan. She was released on her own recognizance, Sullivan says.

The Hannibal School District website lists Pittorf as the Vice President of the School Board. In a statement, Superintendent Christopher Staats says Pittorf submitted her resignation on Thursday, but did not elaborate further, saying "The District does not comment on the personal lives of employees, members of the board, or our community members."

Hagar was also cited for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation because he hasn't legally been able to drive since 1997, according to Sullivan.

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