Crowd-Surfing Superintendent Charged With DWI Following HS Football Game | Athletic Business

Crowd-Surfing Superintendent Charged With DWI Following HS Football Game


Baldwinsville (N.Y.) School District superintendent was charged with driving while intoxicated after he went crowd surfing at a Friday night football game. 

Several students told staff that they believed, Jason Thomson, 48, had been drinking after he was seen crowd surfing in the student section during a game at Baker High School. 

Shortly after 8:10 p.m., police said they saw Thomson driving without a front license plate and making a turn without signaling. 

According to, police determined that Thompson had been drinking and had him take a field sobriety test. He had a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. 

Thomson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. 

School board president Jennifer Patruno posted a statement on the matter to Facebook Friday night. 

“We appreciate the prompt response by school staff in responding to this matter. Since this is a personnel matter the district is unable to comment further,” Patruno said. “Please be assured the district takes this matter seriously and will take appropriate action if warranted.”

Thomson was named superintendent in 2021. 

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