NEWTON, NJ— Newton Police responded to a report of a garbage truck striking a utility pole in front of 46 Trinity Street on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:27 a.m.

After arriving on scene, it was concluded that Brian Grimshaw, 54, of Bangor, PA, was operating a Sanico garbage truck and struck the utility pole causing it to break in half, when he tried to make a right turn from a driveway onto Trinity Street.

As a result of the accident, Trinity Street was closed for approximately four hours, while Century Link came in to replace the pole.

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Grimshaw did not sustain any injuries from the accident and the garbage truck was capable of being driven from the scene. He is however, being issued a summons for careless driving.

Investigating officers were Ptl. Jose Morales and Ptl. Shawn Burke.