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Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding and having an expired inspection sticker after being stopped late Wednesday on Route 490 near Clinton Avenue, city officials announced Thursday.
Redon was stopped by New York State Police just before midnight Wednesday for allegedly speeding while driving his personal vehicle, officials said. He was ticketed for speeding, DWI and the expired inspection.
Redon notified Mayor Lovely Warren at roughly 1 a.m. Thursday, and the two met Thursday morning to discuss the incident, city officials said in a statement. Warren was informed of Redon’s “newly diagnosed medical condition which may have affected his decision-making.”
Redon is taking several personal days off to seek counseling from his personal physician, the city said.
Redon was appointed deputy mayor in July 2011. He previously was an executive at Eastman Kodak Co. and at Paychex Inc.
“While I am very disappointed in this turn of events and the deputy mayor’s lapse in judgment, I have accepted his apology,” Warren said in the statement. “Leonard Redon is a valued member of my team who is doing good work on behalf of the people of Rochester.
“I know he is sincerely regretful for the embarrassment he has caused for the city, for me and for himself, and will take steps to assure that it never happens again.”
Redon has no history of alcoholism or previous arrests for DWI or driving under the influence, the city said.
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