Berkeley Teacher Should Have Taken 12 Hour Alcohol Awareness Class

by Mike Miller January 29, 2013

There drug culture surrounding Berkeley, California has been prolific for more than 40 years. Long known as the home of the liberals and hippies, the Grateful Dead and drugs, there is almost a cult-like following of the area.

Sometimes the area lives up to its reputation (or down to it depending on your perspective). A teacher at Berkeley High School probably realizes he made a stupid mistake, a sobering experience to say the least. As reported in

They say that older is wiser. That certainly is not the case with former teacher Douglas Haight. What an ironic name for a man that just destroyed his career in the Haight-Asbury district of San Francisco.

The 51-year-old Haight lost his job and teaching credentials immediately after a December DUI arrest. Police were alerted to Haight when his Toyota Camry ran a red light. The result of his Breathalyzer was a .13, BAC. Again, ironically he had just left Terrapin Crossroads — a noted Grateful Dead bar nearby.

A search of his pockets revealed a liquid breath mint. This was not to mask the alcohol on his breath but came back positive for (surprise!) hallucinogenic lysergic acid diethylamide. Although Haight was originally arrested for a misdemeanor DUI, he was later charged with two felonies — one for possession of the LSD and another for trying to bring it into the county jail.

This is certainly not a guy I want around my kids. Hopefully, he will take a good 12 hour alcohol class and drug class and get his life back on track.

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