Canutillo ISD board president arrested for alleged DWI

POSTED: 07:14 AM MST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 09:28 PM MDT Sep 30, 2013 
Canutillo board president Armando Rodriguez shown on ABC-7's set during a previous interview.
EL PASO, Texas -

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ABC-7 that Canutillo Independent School District board president Armando "Mando" Rodriguez was recently arrested for DWI in the County.

The incident happened early Thursday in an area known as "dead man's curve."

"It is unfortunate that my family and my community have to go through this ordeal with me,"Rodriguez said in a statement sent to ABC-7. "It is a personal matter and I will deal with it personally. I did the right and responsible thing to do by calling 911 after the accident. This incident should in no way reflect the positive work that the Canutillo school district and its Board of Trustees have accomplished on behalf of our children. I ask for understanding as my family and I deal with this very personal issue."

Rodriguez is serving his third term on Canutillo ISD's Board of Trustees. He previously served as secretary and vice president on the board.

Rodriguez was elected to the board in 2005 at the age of 20.