DEERFIELD BEACH (CBS4) – A Deerfield Beach High School Assistant Principal was arrested early Sunday morning for drunk driving.

Keith Roberson, 38, registered a .217 and .212 on two separate breathalyzer tests, according to Sunrise Police.

Police say Roberson was observed on Pine Island Road swerving over the center lane at a high rate of speed and then crashing his SUV into the back of a Honda just before three in the morning.

Roberson was booked into the county jail and posted a $500 dollar bond before his release.

He was not in school Monday morning, according to students but word of his arrest spread quickly across the campus.

“He’s supposed to be a role model.  That’s being a hypocrite, you don’t tell people not to drink and drive and then you do it,” said sophomore Ryan Marseille.

Added Junior John Jolly, “I was surprised he was arrested.  He’s so silent.”

Parents expressed disappointment.

“I know we’re all human but what example are you setting for the students,” said mother Diana Rodriguez.

Her son Denzel is a sophomore and honors student at Deerfield Beach High School.

“He’s a good influence.  For him to do something like this, I didn’t think it was true,” said Rodriguez.

Other students wonder how it will affect his authority.

“By him doing that, it changes our whole point of view about him,” said Freshman Derrica Glenn.

“I felt hurt, I respected him, so it shocked me,” added Freshman Crystal Major.

Other students were sympathetic to the assistant principal

“I believe everyone deserves a second chance,” said senior Rubens Toussaint.

According to the school district, nothing prevents Roberson from returning to school because his position doesn’t require any driving.


Comments (3)
  1. chandra says:

    First off asking students who barely knew mr. Roberson was a huge mistake! He was more than a good influence and always pushed kids to do better, him being portrayed as an irresponsible individual is foul. He is more than a good person, Deerfield Beach High students who actually care for him are very thankful that he’s alive!

    1. K.J says:

      Thankful he is alive what about the two youg women he almost killed, one has a serious brain injury and continues to undergo treatment from the neurologist, and the what about the owne pf the vehicle, what an I know supposed to do to get to work. His actions are reprehensible to sy the least, my neice and her friend coould have been killed and countless others he drove his vehicle all the way from downtown Broward and has no recollection of it, for all we know he could have caused any one of the other 7 car accidents that were in Broward General that same night, irresponsible is the kindest thing I would say for this man!!!

  2. allie says:

    are you kidding?? what part of driving with a .217 alcohol level shows him as anything other than an EXTREMELY wreckless, selfish, stupid and irresponsible person. You are thankful that he didnt die from the crash that HE caused when HE chose to drink to excessively. what about the people he hit? have you thought about them and their families??

    this guy should lose his job and be in jail. if you trust your kids around him you are almost as careless as he is