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Man Blames Sleeping Pill For Spokane Vandalism

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Lakewood school official accused of vandalizing the Davenport Hotel during a conference in Spokane will go into a diversion program for low-risk offenders to avoid a criminal record on possible burglary charges.
Spokane Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Shane Smith told The Spokesman-Review ( ) James N. Paxinos must complete 50 hours of community service and pay $1,200.
The assistant superintendent from the Clover Park School District is accused of climbing through the ceiling panel of a restroom the night of June 25 to reach the roof of the hotel where he threw rolls of roofing material, jugs of cleaning and food to the street below.
Paxinos was identified by security video and his key card. His lawyer, Steve Graham, said he had an adverse reaction to the sleeping pill Ambien.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

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