Jul 28, 2014
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One Fined Over Weekend For Driving in Storm

Overall, however, both Dover and Sherborn police had few weather-related incidents.

One Fined Over Weekend For Driving in Storm

Although one driver was cited for violating the governor's driving ban this weekend, the storm caused few problems for police in both Dover and Sherborn.

"The driving ban, particularly between 4 and 6 p.m. (Saturday) really helped," said Sherborn Police Officer James Graziano. "People stayed off the roads. We definitely would have had a lot of accidents during that time."

Not everyone abided by the governor's executive order, however: one driver in Dover was cited after striking a guardrail and going down an embankment at the Centre Street bridge. Police cited that driver for violation of executive order, driving to endanger and a marked lanes violation.

Dover police posted a photo on their website.

"We had several motorists that we stopped, explained the ban, and sent home with verbal warnings," Dover Police Chief Peter McGowan said.

Those cited for violating the ban face a $500 fine.

Graziano said that "luckily, the storm did not create many hazards," in Sherborn.

There were two crashes early Friday afternoon, and two vehicles stuck on the side of the road (one person went to Newton-Wellesley Hospital).

Only one Sherborn home reported a power outage to NStar: there were no trees or wires down in the road, Graziano noted.

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