LIVERMORE — Highway Foreman Gerald Whitney has been fired by a unanimous vote of the selectpersons.

Before the vote, the board held a 15-minute executive session Monday night. On Tuesday, Interim Administrative Assistant Amy Byron said Whitney’s commercial driver’s license was suspended on April 24.

Whitney was hired by selectpersons Nov. 16, 2015.

On March 18, 2016, Whitney was stopped by police while driving in Farmington. Officer Michael Lyman noticed the vehicle had a taillight out and was being driven poorly, according to police.

Whitney, 60, of Wilton, was interviewed by Lyman and asked to do an Intoxilyzer breath test. Whitney was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of operating under the influence.

Whitney was scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor charge of OUI on Tuesday, April 26, at the Farmington District Court. He pleaded not guilty to a drunken-driving charge via a letter from his attorney, Margot Joly, dated April 25.

His next court appearance is tentatively set for May 31.

Byron said the selectpersons are working on a plan for the Highway Department.


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