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Mayor Fires Deputy DPW Director After Crash In City Vehicle

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The Deputy Director of Hartford’s Department of Public Works has been fired by Mayor Pedro Segarra after her accident in a city-owned vehicle Saturday.

Police say Rhonda Moniz-Carroll was driving the city-owned Ford Escape about 9:30 p.m. on Prospect Avenue near the intersection with Farmington Avenue when the SUV veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a car,  trapping the driver until she could be extricated,  as well as a parked vehicle. (See previous story)

Moniz-Carroll was charged with driving under the influence and failure to travel in the proper lane.

Mayor Segarra issued a statement Monday saying Moniz-Carroll,  who made nearly $102,000 annually,  showed “a lack of judgement incompatible with her job and (his) expectations for any employee of the City.”  She had worked for the City of Hartford since 1997.

The mayor said her past service and her dedication and hard work are appreciated.

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