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Wilmington, Mass. Superintendent Resigns Following OUI Arrest

Mary Delai was arrested for OUI on August 25 in Salem

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    The school superintendent in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has resigned after revelations she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence more than a month ago. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016)

    The school superintendent in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has resigned after revelations she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence more than a month ago. 

    Mary Delai was arrested for OUI on August 25 in Salem. 

    As a result she lost her license for 45 days and, is now on probation - standard procedure, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office. 

    Delai recently began her third year leading Wilmington Public Schools. Several weeks ago she made headlines when she allowed a longtime gym teacher accused of domestic violence back on the job. 

    She explained the decision to allow him back was based on his tenure and record of performance in the district. 

    She added in a statement that she hopes "people respect that he is owed his day in court and his right to privacy." 

    It's not clear when school committee members first learned of Delai's arrest. 

    The committee is expected to speak Tuesday.

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