CUMBERLAND — City officials are discussing what disciplinary action, if any, will be taken against the city’s public works director who recently was charged with driving under the in-fluence.

Mayor Lee Fiedler said on Wednesday that an announcement will be made later, possibly this week, on any decision.

Kevin Thomas Hagerich, 47, also was charged with negligent driving and driving without a Maryland driver’s license after a trooper with the Maryland State Police stopped him on Winchester Road at 10:58 p.m. on May 11.

He was operating a city-owned vehicle at the time.

The incident was talked over during Tuesday’s executive session but more discussion is expected to take place this week.

City Administrator Jeff Repp also apparently contacted the city police shift supervisor following the incident. After that call, an on-duty officer was sent to the barrack in LaVale and Hagerich was released into the officer’s custody.

Fiedler previously said “that should not have been done” and that Hagerich would be charged the expense of being escorted home.

Any action regarding that decision also is being discussed, he said.

Acting Cumberland Police Chief Kevin Ogle was unaware of the decision to retrieve Hagerich until the following morning.

Hagerich has been with the city for almost two years and most recently helped draft an employee discipline policy.

That policy, which was presented in April, has not yet been adopted.

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