HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — James Wilson, superintendent of the East Gibson School District, was arrested early Saturday morning in Vanderburgh County after deputies said they found his vehicle in a ditch.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said Wilson was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

According to an affidavit, deputies were sent to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at 2:38 a.m. Saturday morning.

When questioned, Wilson allegedly said he was driving south on Old State Road 57 when he dropped his soft drink. Wilson said he was reaching around for it and took his eyes off the road, going into the ditch.

Deputies said Wilson was talking very slow and appeared very tired. Wilson claimed he doesn’t drink and stated he takes Lexapro and has not taken anything since Friday morning.

Deputies also observed Wilson had unsteady balance and poor dexterity. Wilson stated he was going through major personal issues with work and family and was very depressed. He claimed he has not slept in three to four days.

Deputies said a portable breath test revealed a .000 reading. Documents show a different test was performed and results were positive for depressants and stimulants. Wilson also allegedly told deputies he was also prescribed Adderall.

A blood draw was also completed, and the results are pending.

Wilson was taken to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center and booked on two charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with one endangerment charge.

This arrest comes just days after social media posts have circulated claiming Wilson was barred from school property, capping a tumultuous week for the district. On Thursday, August 17, Eyewitness News tried to contact the district about questions regarding Wilson, but officials were tight-lipped, leaving parents frustrated about the lack of answers.