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Drunk Driving

Meriden High School Principal Arrested

MERIDEN — The principal of Platt High School was charged with drunken driving after an accident, police said.

Robert Montemurro, 57, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and passing on the right Monday, Sgt. Darrin McKay said.

No one was injured in the accident, which McKay described as minor. It happened at 754 East Main St., he said.

Montemurro has asked for, and been granted, a leave of absence, according to Mark D. Benigni, superintendent of schools. It is unclear how long Montemurro will be gone. In the meantime, the assistant principals are in charge, Benigni said.

"We will be reviewing the situation carefully with due...