Police K9 Car Towed After Monday Morning Accident

The occupants, Officer Felicia Figol and 2-year-old K9 St. Michael, are reportedly fine and back at work.

A Newtown police cruiser (not the car in question.)
A Newtown police cruiser (not the car in question.)
A Newtown police car was towed from the scene of an early-morning accident at the flagpole intersection of Main St. and Church Hill Road Monday.

The driver, Newtown officer Felicia Figol, and her partner St. Michael — a two-year-old German Shepherd — suffered no injuries as a result of the accident. Figol and St. Michael were on their way to a police exercise as part of the K9's ongoing training. (St. Michael joined the police force in Sept. 2013.)

According to reports, Figol was headed north on Main Street when a car tried to turn left onto Main Street, striking Figol's police car in the front driver side. The Explorer suffered enough damage to its front left fender to warrant being towed. 

Police told Patch the vehicle, a 2013 Ford Explorer, would be out of commission temporarily. In the meantime, police will use an older-model K9 car to transport St. Michael.

The driver of the other car, Mary Kate Hubbard of Newtown, was not injured. Police say she was able to drive her car from the scene.
Tony Abo January 13, 2014 at 10:28 AM
No charges?
Davis Dunavin January 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM
No information about charges yet, but we'll update the story if we learn anything new.


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