CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Franklin Township councilwoman Kimberly Francois is defending her call to police for a ride home from the train station during last week’s storm.

Francois, who was deputy mayor at the time, tells The Courier News of Bridgewater that she was stranded at the New Brunswick train station when she called the police chief, who sent a squad car to pick her up.

Some township officials say the request was improper.

Francois arrived at the train station on December 26 from a family vacation in Pennsylvania. She says she tried calling friends for a ride, but they were all snowed in.

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