Apparently, South Burlington High School soccer coach Thomas W. Schaefer didn’t drink very often. But when he did–at an average about once every 6 years–he really threw them back and then drove. Schaefer is, or was, the long time boys and girls soccer coach at SBHS until last week when he was arrested for the fourth time for DUI. Most coaches barely survive their first drunk driving, much less a second or third.
According to the Vermont Motor Vehicle Department, Schaefer’s drivers license was supposed to be “suspended for life” in 2003 after his third DUI case. That followed DUI convictions in January 1987, November 1997 and October 2003.