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Navajo police arrested school board president for intoxication

The president of a public school board on the Navajo Nation was arrested late last month on a public intoxication charge.

Central Consolidated School District Board President Matthew Tso, 32, and another male were found drunk in a parked car in Shiprock, New Mexico. The vehicle is owned by Kerby Johnson, who is Tso's partner, The Farmington Daily Times reported.

Tso was elected to the school board earlier this year. He also serves on the San Juan College board of trustees.

"If these allegations are true, Mr. Tso's actions serve as a terrible example for our students," Larry Behrens, a spokesman for the state Public Education Department, told the paper. "The children of New Mexico, including CCSD, deserve leaders who won't let them down."

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CCSD president Tso arrested (The Farmington Daily Times 8/18)

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