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Official Charged with DUI Enters Diversionary Program; Third Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

Montville BOE member Todd Pomazon, charged Aug. 22 with DUI following checkpoint arrest enters diversionary program to get alcohol education and avoid a conviction.

 

Montville Town Police will once again be conducting a tonight in an undisclosed Montville location.

Following an August 22 police checkpoint, 

According to online court records, the file of Pomazon, 56, of 90 Pequot Road, has been sealed, triggered when an offender agrees to enter in to a DUI diversionary program.

Called an Alcohol Education Program, it’s a pre-trial diversionary program that allows first time offenders arrested for driving under the influence the chance to “seek alcohol education while avoiding a conviction.” 

His next court appearance is Oct. 30.

Sobriety Checkpoint

For tonight's checkpoint, police may receive possible assistance from other members in the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Traffic Enforcement team, according to Officer Robin Salvatore. Those towns include Stonington, Waterford, Clinton, East Lyme, Ledyard, Norwich, Groton Town and Groton City police departments.

According to Montville Police Officer Robin Salvatore, the sobriety checkpoint is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation under 2012 Comprehensive DUI Enforcement funds.  Montville Town Police received approximately $74,200.00 in grant funding in 2012.  

State marshal September 06, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Don't be fooled by this. First the case could be sealed as he is an elected board member just like the superintendent of the wpca had his file sealed. Also this is his second DUI but because the first was over 5 years he is still eligible for this program. The bottom line is he needs to step down as he no longer shows good moral judgment.
J. Lincoln September 06, 2012 at 03:57 PM
State marshall, I believe you are correct regarding the program. It's a five (5) day program that can not be effective by its very nature. I do not know if this is his second offense, however I do know that by his willingness to take it, he was definitely drunk. Therefore, I again, call on him to resign from the Board of Education for the example he is setting for our youth is abominable. The other members of the BOE should stand behind this request and recommend he step aside. I also suggest he gets some real help as it appears there may be a serious drinking problem.
Leslie H. September 06, 2012 at 07:20 PM
If parents wonder why their kids get into trouble, remember the smiling man in the picture is one of their role models. He showing kids how to beat the system when you get a DUI. Well, I guess the BOE is going to want more money to help fund this drunk's classes!
Thomas September 06, 2012 at 11:13 PM
You are not setting an example and you need to resign.

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