Chris Mellon’s troubles mount

By Linda Bentley | December 30, 2009
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chris mellonSCOTTSDALE – Carefree contractor Chris Mellon seems to be piling on the problems since he was awarded the contract to remodel 8 Sundial Circle in September for Carefree’s new town hall, although it was granted through suspicious bidding procedures and under a company name the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) confirmed was unlicensed.

Mellon served six months in the Arizona Department of Corrections during 1992 and 1993 for driving while intoxicated on a suspended or revoked license, a class 5 felony.

Although his rights were subsequently restored, Mellon’s felony conviction delayed his ability to obtain a general contractor’s license until 2004, which was granted after appealing the ROC’s decision to deny him a general contracting license.

Mellon was pulled over by the Scottsdale Police Department around Nov. 17 and was cited for speeding, improper lane for a left turn, DUI, DUI .08 or greater, DUI/drugs or Metabolite and extreme DUI greater than .15 but less than .20.

His pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4.

If convicted, depending upon which DUI charge he is found guilty of, Mellon is facing up to 30 days of mandatory jail time, fines that reach into the thousands, suspension of his driver’s license and installation of an ignition interlock device in any vehicle he drives for one year.

On Dec. 3, Mellon and his wife Carrie were defendants in a forcible detainer action in the McDowell Mountain Justice Court for failure to pay rent.