Hillside mayor to appear in court on tickets issued by police union president

Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson is scheduled to appear in court on five summons that a township issued to her. (NJ.com file photo)
Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson is scheduled to appear in court on five summons that a township issued to her. (NJ.com file photo)

HILLSIDE — Mayor Angela Garretson is expected to appear in Union Township municipal court Tuesday on five traffic summons issued to her in July by a Hillside officer who serves as the police union president.

Officer Matthew Casterline, who has publicly criticized the mayor’s administration, cited Garretson for  disregarding an officer’s hand signals, obstructing passage of vehicles, improper passing, talking on a cellphone and driving through a safety zone.

According to the summons, Casteline was working an outside overtime job at a construction site on Hillside Avenue about 9 a.m. on July 12 when Garretson drove a 2016 Mercedes SUV through the area, according to the summons obtained by NJ Advance Media.

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