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West Orange Council President Charged with DWI in Verona

Council President Victor Cirilo of West Orange was arrested and issued several tickets, police said.

West Orange Council President Victor Cirilo was arrested on drunk driving charges in Verona, police said. 

Police stopped Cirilo just after midnight on Nov. 9 and smelled “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” police said.

After a series of field sobriety tests, the Council President was arrested and taken to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court appearance.

Cirilo was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and issued several motor vehicle summonses, police said.

The Township of West Orange declined comment, according to Jessica Glicker, a township spokeswoman.

Nick B November 17, 2012 at 01:52 AM
There is a very simple solution to this issue. I think that the Town Council should make a decision on this. Isn't there a code of conduct that the coucil members should uphold. Shouldn't Mr. Cirilo be releaved from being the Town Council president at least until his court date. I think the Town Council should make the decision and show the residents and taxpayers, whom they represent, that they are at least capable of making a good judgement call. We will then evaluate the other members of the council and determine if they should be re-elected. Thanks.
Gunny November 17, 2012 at 06:27 AM
Bad boys bad boys, what ya gonna do - what ya gonna when they come for you... I hear some might give you one of his extra medals... All brave, like a fierce warrior. I heard a funny story about that warrior today,, sad.
Gary Englert November 18, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Nick B: While I do not condone anyone operating a motor vehicle if impaired, let's remember that Mr. Cirilo has been charged, not convicted, of what in this state are motor vehicle infractions and not crimes of moral turpitude or that violate the public trust. As such, this situation does not indicate he is unfit for office and, even if convicted, forfeiture of his office is neither prescribed nor legally required. Like each and every one of the rest of us, he is also entitled to due process and his day in court. Unlike the vast majority of the +/- 25,000 New Jersey drivers who are given DUI summonses each year, the man is, however, being pilloried in the court of public opinion.
specialagentwolfie November 26, 2012 at 03:29 AM
did someone form WO make the cell call?

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