On April 14th, 2019, at approximately 6:18 p.m., the California highway patrol Merced area office received a call of a solo vehicle accident on State Route Highway 140 near Planada.
When officers arrived on scene they located a vehicle that had crashed into a power pole. Robin did not sustain any injuries.
During the investigation, Robin Hopper showed signs of being under the influence.
Officers detained Hopper, she was taken to Dignity health Hospital in Merced to be cleared and do a blood test. Once medical staff cleared her, she was transferred to the Merced County Jail.
During her booking she assaulted and bit a correctional officer. Jail records showed she was booked for DUI and battery on a peace officer.
The School board president for Mariposa released the following statement on their Facebook page.
I, along with the MCUSD Board, are aware of the arrest of Superintendent Robin Hopper on April 14, 2019.
Superintendent Hopper was not on district business when she was arrested. Superintendent Hopper has previously tendered her resignation effective June 30th, 2019. I will be calling for a Special Board meeting and closed session to be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. of this week to address the situation further.
I would like to make sure that parents know the education of our students is always our number one concern and any decisions made are in the best interest of the students.
As Board President, I am honored to be surrounded by a very strong Leadership team. We as a community are fortunate to have committed teachers and staff that do an amazing job of educating our students.