St. Louis Police Board Member Gets Nephew Out In DUI Case


St. Louis police released the nephew of a police board member and prominent restaurateur after his arrest for suspicion of drunken driving last weekend, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Vincent Bommarito of the renowned Tony’s restaurant called a police sergeant and asked that his nephew be released from custody.

The move has drawn a stern rebuke from Police Chief Daniel Isom, who wrote to the police board’s president that he has “grave concern” about Bommarito’s interference. The accusations against Bommarito come at an awkward time for the state-run board, which is bruised from other scandals while facing a push by state legislators to turn over control to City Hall.

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