NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Jeffery Lynn Isaac, the Scout Executive and CEO of the Gulf Stream Council Boy Scouts of America, was arrested after a minor traffic accident in North Palm Beach on Monday and charged with DUI.
According to a probable cause affidavit, when officers arrived at the accident scene on Alternate A1A near Northlake Boulevard around 6:30pm, they found Isaac, 48, sitting in the driver's seat of his car with the engine running, confused and asking if he had been involved in a crash.
The North Palm Beach Police Department said Isaac, of Palm Beach Gardens, showed signs of slurred and confused speech, was falling asleep, and swayed and staggered as he attempted to stand.
According to the Gulf Stream Council, more than 2,800 adult volunteers and about two dozen full-time staff members oversee the scouting program in the seven-county Gulf Stream Council region.
The Council serves seven districts, including Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties.
Gulf Stream Council President Mark Luttier sent WPTV NewsChannel 5 the following statement about the arrest.
Mr. Isaac was involved in a minor traffic incident involving less than $500 in property damage. He was charged with DUI. He cooperated fully with the police and submitted to two breathalyzer tests, both of which confirmed he had no alcohol whatsoever in his system. He was released on his own recognizance after completing the tests. We are confident that upon full and fair review of this matter by the State Attorney’s office, the DUI charge will be dismissed.
Consistent with BSA policy, simply as a result of having been arrested, without any determination of guilt or innocence, Mr. Isaac has been suspended with pay pending further investigation.