The apple doesn't fall far from the tree and some might call it karma. Former Police Chief Barney Tracy's protege' was involved in the afternoon accident within hours of The Fact of The Matter posting a story about town owned vehicles purchased and intended for police department use. The story posted yesterday chronicled an accident involving former police chief Bernard Tracy and a town owned vehicle that had been totalled in the early morning hours of New Year's Eve 2004. See previous story below.
After yesterday's accident, the police chief's vehicle was dropped off at Britton Auto Body on Springfield Ave. for repairs to the vehicle's rear view mirror(s) and was returned to police headquarters sometime during the evening hours before any scrutiny could take hold..The Chevy Tahoe driven by Chief Wayman was purchased with money donated through charitable contributions and used by the police department's D.A.R.E. program until police department officials eliminated the educational program several years ago. Wayman, a police captain at the time, was driving a town owned 5-series BMW sedan until he obtained the keys to the Tahoe which had to be "de-dared" of all it's D.A.R.E. logos and gull-wing doors. See related story here: http://07090.blogspot.com/2011/04/mtvs-got-pimp-my-ride-wpds-got-de-pimp.html