Middle School Principal Heading to Alcohol Education Program After OUI

A Massachusetts middle school principal is heading to an alcohol education program as part of her plea on drunken driving charges in court Monday.

Debra Gately, 44, admitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty and received a continuation without a finding.

The Dedham Middle School principal, who was placed on administrative leave after her arrest, received one year of supervised probation, ordered to attend and complete a 24D alcohol eduation program and to pay a number of fines and fees.

Her license will also be suspended for 45 days.

Gately was pulled over by police in Weston earlier this month.

She was named Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association in 2015.

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