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A Moore County Schools principal is facing criminal charges related to operating a golf cart while under the influence of alcohol.

Molly Capps, 36, is principal of McDeeds Creek Elementary School, which opened last year. She was arrested by Pinehurst police just after 9 p.m. on April 28 and charged with driving while intoxicated.

According to a police report, Capps was “ejected” from a golf cart in the vicinity of Azalea Road, about a mile from her home.

Capps is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5.

In addition to driving while impaired, she is charged with misdemeanor child abuse, reckless driving and failure to secure a passenger under the age of 16, according to court records.

In response to a request for comment, Moore County Schools confirmed that Capps is currently on leave. This week the school board extended her contract by a year to June 30, 2021.

Capps has worked for Moore County Schools since 2012 and previously taught in Cumberland County. Before she was appointed to lead McDeeds Creek, she was principal at Aberdeen Primary School for five years.