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Car v. Pole, Nearing a New Officer

Weston Police news, June 20 through June 26.

A new officer on the horizon

Weston’s inching closer to getting a new police officer.

On Monday night, the department was issuing the agility tests to the top five candidates. Up next are background checks, polygraphs and physicals.

Police Chief John Troxell said he “confident” the top five candidates would pass all four tests.

“I’m confident our top 20 candidates would pass as well,” he said.

The Weston Police Commission will hold a special meeting in executive session to interview all candidates before making a conditional offer to one of them.

Troxell said he hopes the commission will make a decision sometime next month.

Car accident

On Sunday, June 26 at 2:55 p.m., police responded to a one-car accident on Lyons Plain Road, near White Birch Ridge, which closed the road.  Officers who arrived on scene observed a gray Subaru with “heavy front-end damage up against a pole” on the road’s northbound shoulder. The pole had been split and fluid from a transformer was leaking out into the roadway, police said.

According to police, Robert Watman, 66, of Valley Forge Road was driving north on Lyons Plain Road when the right front tire of his car blew out. He lost control of the vehicle and hit a telephone pole.

Watman was issued an infraction for operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license and given a verbal warning for failure to drive in the proper lane.

Paving

Police would like to remind residents that there’s limited travel on Fanton Hill Road due to paving, which should end later this week.

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