N. Versailles officer charged in accident
A North Versailles Township police officer is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
Thomas Nee reportedly hit two vehicles on Wednesday at approximately 2 a.m. along Overhill Drive, and left the scene. Nee was off duty when the incident occurred.
Township resident Paul Saula said he heard the call for a hit-and-run on the scanner that night and noticed the vehicle police were looking for was the same type as Nee drives.
“The next morning I took a ride over there,” he said. “I drove by Officer Nee's house and his black SUV was not there.”
Saula said he went to the McKeesport home of a relative of Nee and saw the black SUV in the driveway with front-end damage. He said his brother Russell, who is the North Versailles Township police commissioner, was with him.
Paul Saula said his brother contacted North Versailles Police Chief Vincent DiCenzo Jr., who contacted Nee on Thursday. He said Nee admitted to the accident and said he was returning to talk to the vehicle owners.
DiCenzo said Nee fell asleep behind the wheel and the officer was cited on Thursday.
“He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident,” the police chief said. “It's a summary violation. We've done everything by law that we can do. We treated it like any other accident. Anything else will be handled by the township.”
“It's under investigation,” township board president George Thompson said. “I'm going to have a personnel meeting on Monday to discuss it and see what approach we should take with it. I don't have all the details and I've not spoken with the officer yet.”
Paul Saula said Nee's girlfriend had her license recalled for a medical reason and she's been driving without one. He said he has it on videotape.
Paul Saula said Nee has told him through Thompson that he will be cited for stalking if he keeps following his girlfriend.
DiCenzo said Nee's girlfriend does have a license and citations written against the woman were dismissed by Magisterial District Judge Robert Barner because technically, her license wasn't suspended.
Stacy Lee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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