Pittsburgh Cop Crashes Patrol Car While Driving W/ Expired License; Charges Filed

Pittsburgh police officer charged in South Side crash

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Pittsburgh police officer Richard Dilimone, 29, is facing criminal charges after crashing his patrol car into the rear of another car while driving with an expired license while on-duty. (screen shot)

A Pittsburgh cop is facing termination after being criminally charged for driving with an expired license after crashing his patrol vehicle. The officer was on duty at the time of the crash and has been found to be at fault. Pittsburgh police officer Richard Dilimone, 29, is facing criminal charges after crashing his patrol car into the rear of another car while driving with an expired license while on-duty, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Pittsburgh police officer Richard Dilimone, 29, is facing criminal charges after crashing his patrol car into the rear of another car while driving with an expired license while on-duty.

Dilimone reportedly crashed his patrol car into the rear bumper of another vehicle just before 4 p.m. in the 3300 block of East Carson Street. According to police spokesman Chris Togneri, the Pittsburgh cop was on duty at the time of the accident.

Dilimone faces charges of causing an accident while not properly licensed and driving without a license in the late August incident, which resulted in those charges earlier this week. It not known at the time of the accident that his license was expired. Pittsburgh police made no mention of it during the investigation. A criminal complaint filed Thursday revealed that the officer was unlicensed at the time of the accident. An unlicensed officer is not covered under the city’s insurance for city vehicles. Officers also neglected to mention at the time the Pittsburgh cop was on duty.

According to Togneri, Dilimone’s license had been expired before the accident.

The police spokesman did not mention how this case would affect Dilimone’s employment with the Pittsburgh Police Department. He was hired back in February 2015 and assigned to Zone 3. He was officially charged Tuesday with causing an accident while not properly licensed and driving without a license, which are misdemeanor and summary offenses.

The other person in the crash, Michelle Werderber, was taken to a hospital with neck and back pain, according to the criminal complaint.

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