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Former president of Youngstown school board faces DUI

Published: Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 12:04 a.m.

Staff report


A former city school board member was charged with driving under the influence early Saturday.

Anthony Catale, 26, of Bears Den Road, is scheduled to appear Monday in Youngstown Municipal Court.

He declined to comment Saturday evening.

About 3 a.m., police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant on Fifth Avenue on a report of a man in the drive-through, asleep in his vehicle.

Police knocked on the car windows to wake Catale and when he opened the car door, they smelled alcohol, a police report states.

Because Catale couldn’t stand without leaning on his car, officers didn’t administer field sobriety tests, the report states. He refused a Breathalyzer test at the police station, it continues.

Catale served one term on the Youngstown Board of Education, including two years as president. He didn’t seek re-election to the board and ran unsuccessfully for a city council seat in 2011.


1mishmash(333 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Does the report say who was riding with him ?

Was it a present Board of Education member ?

Was it a female ?

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2glbtactivist(321 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

It's about time that the government stop using dui as a money maker. Check points need to be outlawed and only reckless drivers should be pulled over for dui.

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3dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Not that i am not disgusted by this, but why is this news? i am sure he was not the only one that got a DUI that night. should we put all the pics in the paper? maybe?

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4redeye1(5657 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Gib This wasn't done at check point, but at a drive thru lane. That makes the difference. What do you have against check points? Did you get caught in one or what?

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5Askmeificare(1226 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

At dawn421:

This article is about someone whom asked the responsible citizens of The City of Youngstown to entrust with him the inherent responsibility of public office.

Anthony Catale had the responsibility of making and impacting very serious decisions regarding Youngstown's educational system and the children of our community.

He asked of his community to be elevated to role model and spokesperson of his constituents in an elected position.

Anthony Catale had, not only every advantage and privilege while being raised from a youth, but also forgiveness and credibility from "learning on the job" politically from the citizens of Youngstown.

He in a single dash of repetitive stupidity, threw all of it away. Forever. Until another Catale comes forth to purge this memory from the people, everyone will remember and associate the Catale name with recklessness and incompetence and to some, stupidity.

So dawn421, this isn't just a DUI story. This to some degree is another fall from political grace story in The City of Youngstown.

Additionally, I am willing to bet he states he is a victim. That something terrible has happened to him or a family member and that drunk driving is new to Anthony Catale. Anthony Catale apparently is a corrupt politician who feels he is above the driving laws of the land.

I state this not maliciously, but as a matter of pattern. When he had made mistakes while in a public role, he NEVER accepted fault nor personal responsibility.

Also, dawn421, you stated:

"i am sure he was not the only one that got a DUI that night. should we put all the pics in the paper?"

I say we should. EVERYONE should know whom the felons are, whom the pedophiles are, whom the shoplifters are, whom the spousal beaters are, and on and on.

Wouldn't you feel safer knowing you are in an increased percentage of danger when you are nearer to these morally and ethically and legally corrupt pieces of trash human beings?

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6dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

my point was that not every DUI made the paper. askme so i guess all your opinion is that all crime should be in paper? im saying that this wasnt worthy of the coverage it got. thats all.

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