Washington Co. judge resigns from Court of Common Pleas

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CANONSBURG, Pa. - A judge for the Court of Common Pleas has decided to step down from the bench.

In an undated letter to Governor Tom Corbett, Judge Paul Pozonsky of Canonsburg said the resignation is effective the last day of June.

According to our news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Pozonsky decided to step down after having months of discussion with his family. He said he wants to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests.

Pozonsky used to preside over the county's drug treatment court but was reassigned to rule on civil court cases after his order of destruction of evidence in 16 drug cases came under fire.

He later reversed that order.

Pozonsky served as a judge for 28 years.