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Ontario man accused of driving drunk while leaving scene of domestic incident

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of an Ontario man following an investigation into a domestic incident and a later traffic stop in the Town of Ontario.


Deputies arrested Scott D. Pomponio, 50, of Ontario following the investigation into the domestic and later a traffic stop initiated in the Town of Ontario. It is alleged that Pomponio was involved in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend during which time she called 911. Pomponio allegedly grabbed the cell phone out of her hand while she was attempting to contact 911 for emergency assistance from the police. Pomponio then fled the scene and refused to speak with deputies regarding the incident.

A few hours later Pomponio was observed driving a vehicle Northbound on Lakeside Road in Ontario appearing to be headed back to the scene. Deputies observed the vehicle was driving in the middle of Lakeside Road, failing to keep right and that the vehicle which he was operating had an overly loud and therefore inadequate muffler/exhaust system. Upon further investigation into the subsequent traffic stop Pomponio was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree with regards to the domestic incident that occurred in the Town of Ontario. Following administration of standardized field sobriety testing Pomponio was also arrested for driving while intoxicated. Pomponio was transported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Ontario where he submitted to a breath test resulting in a .17 BAC. Pomponio was also subsequently charged with 1 count of Inadequate Muffler/Exhaust, 1 count of Failure to Keep Right, 1 count of Driving Left of Pavement Markings, and 1 count of DWI.


Pomponio was transported to the Wayne County Jail where he awaits CAP arraignment before the presiding Judge on the domestic charge on 01/10/2022 at 0700 hours. Pomponio was released on tickets for the DWI charge and the other vehicle and traffic charges and is to appear in the Town of Ontario Court at a later date and time to answer to those charges. Pomponio is to appear in the Town of Ontario court on 01/25/2022 before the presiding Judge for further court proceedings with regards to the domestic incident charges.



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