Commissioner of Public Works Skip Scirocco was dealt another serious setback when his Truck Driver was found guilty of reckless disregard of the safety of others and ordered damages be paid to John Tighe, a former DPW driver himself who felt he was being targeted for retribution for his outspoken views in the city.
This was the third trip to court for Tighe who has now had his case heard by three separate judges and each time DPW has been found liable for damages.
The significance of this case is the precedence that is being set for citizens who have up to this point been hapless victims of reckless DPW drivers to seek monetary relief for damages for their vehicles and property where the City driver is grossly at fault. Up to this point Scirocco and DPW have simply refused to pay claims and that policy will hopefully be coming to an end.
Footnote; Tighe is a sometimes contributor to this blog