Hopkinton Town Manager Anthony Troiano was cited by Hopkinton police for driving with a revoked license Monday, just days after being found guilty for his role in a fatal car accident.
On September 17, Troiano was found guilty of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, stemming from a car accident in Bourne on May 15, 2007 that resulted in the death of 69-year-old Lilija Berents of East Falmouth. Troiano was driving to his home in East Sandwich after a Board of Selectmen's meeting and hit the woman’s car head-on while passing another vehicle.
Troiano was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation, and his license was revoked for 15 years. Brian J. Herr, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, announced on Friday that Troiano had been placed on paid administrative leave, and selectmen are expected to discuss Troiano’s status at a close-door session tonight.
Hopkinton Police chief Thomas Irvin said Troiano was stopped Monday at about 2 pm.
"The officer believed Mr. Troiano’s license to operate motor vehicles was suspended or revoked,'' the chief said, reading a press release. "The officer checked the status of Mr. Troiano’s license through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles database. The check revealed Mr. Troianos’s license was revoked effective September 19, 2008.''
"Mr. Troiano arranged to have his vehicle towed and for his own transportation from the scene,'' the release said.
-- Calvin Hennick