Foreign election monitor pleads to DWI in Montana; group pulls its monitors from state

Foreign election monitor pleads to DWI in Montana; group pulls its monitors from state
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[Ed. – Who shall monitor the monitors?]

An international organization observing the U.S. midterm elections decided on Monday to pull its two Montana-based election monitors from the state after one of them pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

Ognjen Domuz, a 30-year-old citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence after he was stopped early Saturday morning in Helena. He was fined $785 and ordered to be evaluated for chemical dependency, Helena municipal court officials said. Specific details on his blood-alcohol level were not immediately available. The legal limit in Montana is .08.

Domuz is one of 36 observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe dispersed across the U.S. to monitor and report on campaign activities, media coverage, voter registration and Election Day procedures for the midterm elections.

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