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New information released in Redon DWI arrest
Rochester, N.Y. - New York State Police are releasing new information in the arrest of Rochester's deputy mayor earlier this year.
Newly-released court documents allege that, on March 19, Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon was witnessed traveling westbound on I-490 at an approximate speed of 65-70 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. A patrol officer pulled Redon's vehicle over near the Clinton Avenue exit.
The officer reported a strong odor of alcohol on Redon's breath, and that his speech was slurred, and that his eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy.
The officer reported that Redon was staggering while walking and swaying while standing still.
When asked if he knew why he had been stopped, the officer said that Redon replied, "No."
He also said that he did not know how fast he was traveling.
Officers said when he was advised of his actions, he allegedly replied, "I'm sorry, officer. I'm just going home."
Redon allegedly said that he had come from a family function at Pomodoro's restaurant where he consumed three glasses of wine.
Redon was arrested for DWI.
State Police said that he had a BAC of .13.
Redon said that he had recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and that the illness can intensify the effects of alcohol.