Sudbury Police Lieutenant Scott Nix will serve as the town’s interim police chief in the wake of Chief Richard Glavin’s abrupt resignation Friday.
Glavin resigned following his arrest Thursday night on drunken driving and assault charges in his hometown of Tyngsborough. Glavin was arrested following a two-car accident on Chronopoulos Way in the town.
Officers found probable cause to arrest Glavin, 50, and he was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and assault. No one was injured in the accident.
Sudbury Town Manager Maureen Valente announced Glavin’s resignation on the town website Friday, saying it was effective immediately. Glavin was off duty at the time of the accident but was driving a vehicle that belonged to the town of Sudbury.
Valente said Monday that she has appointed Nix to be the acting police chief for the immediate future. Valente said she will establish the process for selecting a new chief in “a few weeks.’’
She said Sudbury’s Town Meeting begins Monday night and continues this week. After Town Meeting, Valente said she will be on vacation.
“When I get back, I will begin developing that process,’’ Valente said.
Glavin worked for the town for over 20 years.
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