Ognjen Domuz, a 30-year-old citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence. He was stopped early Saturday morning in Helena. He was fined $785 and ordered to be evaluated for chemical dependency, Helena municipal court officials said. Specific details on his blood-alcohol level were not immediately available. The legal limit in Montana is .08.
Domuz is one of 36 observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe dispersed across the U.S. to monitor and report on campaign activities, media coverage, voter registration and Election Day procedures for the midterm elections.
Thomas Rymer, a spokesman for the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, said all OSCE observers must follow a strict code of conduct that requires them to obey the laws of the country being observed and to comport themselves in a respectful and professional manner.
The OSCE observers work in two-person teams, and the second member of Domuz’s team also will depart Montana to work with the OSCE team in Washington, D.C., Rymer said.