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Suspended Trinity superintendent could have drunken driving charge expunged

| Friday, May 16, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Trinity Area School District's suspended superintendent on Friday entered a pretrial diversion program to have his record cleared of a drunken driving charge, state court records show.

Paul Kasunich, 54, enrolled in the program with the approval of Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Robert C. Gallo. An Ohio Township police officer stopped Kasunich in February when he swerved across the center line. The Trinity Area School Board suspended him with pay.

Neither Kasunich nor the board could be immediately reached for comment.

The program is for nonviolent, first-time criminal offenders, who may petition the court to have their public records expunged after a probationary period. The program does not require defendants to admit guilt.

The board in 2010 temporarily suspended Kasunich because he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in his home in Pine. The woman filed protection-from-abuse orders against him, according to Allegheny County civil court records.

A judge later dismissed the case because a private agreement was reached, court records show.

Jason Cato is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7936 or jcato@tribweb.com.

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