(WTNH) — Prospect, Connecticut (Prospect) Following the entry of a guilty plea in Florida, the Superintendent of Region 16 Michael Yamin issued an apology on Thursday for a “fall in judgment.”
“This past September, I was visiting my father in Florida to assist with his medical care,” Yamin stated to News 8 in a written statement. “While in Florida, an incident occurred and I plead guilty to a misdemeanor for reckless driving. I am truly sorry for this lapse in judgment and take full responsibility for my actions. I recognize that as the Superintendent of Schools, my conduct reflects poorly on the Region.”
According to the documents filed in court, Yamin was initially taken into custody for a charge of first-defense driving under the influence. The accusation of failing to drive within a single lane was dropped against the defendant.
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“I have been the Region 16 Superintendent for eight years and have strived to make decisions that are in the best interest of our children and our community,” his statement reads. “I am appreciative of the Board’s support and will work tirelessly to regain the trust of our staff and our school community. I look forward to our continued work together.”