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Durham cop runs cruiser into pole

Posted February 17, 2010

— A Durham police officer ran into a telephone pole in his cruiser Wednesday afternoon, a department spokeswoman said.

The officer was unhurt and the damage to the pole, at 2101 Holloway St., was minor, Kammie Michael of the Durham Police Department said. She did not release the officer's name.


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  • Tater Salad Returns Feb 18, 2010

    If it was an "average citizen" it would not have made the news at all.

    lies, if it were an average citizen, they would have charges pending, a bill to pay for the light pole, and have to pay for the damage to their car.

    the officer will get off scott free and taxpayers will have to fit the bill for his mistake

    that's what TATER SALAD has to say about it concerned citizen 2!

  • Redneck Fun Feb 18, 2010

    BluePirate: Gotcha!!

    AtaLost: Your wrong!! If it was an "average citizen" it would not have made the news at all.

  • AtALost Feb 18, 2010

    Why not release the officer's name? It would be released if your average citizen did it along with a nice booking photo Wonder if the officer was texting while driving?

  • concerned citizen 2 Feb 18, 2010

    Can't wait to see what Tatar Tot or whatever his name is has to say.

    Glad the officer did not get badly hurt.

  • DowntownGirl Feb 17, 2010

    It was somewhat rhetorical, Redneck Fun.

  • justafella Feb 17, 2010

    Glad the officer is ok.

  • Redneck Fun Feb 17, 2010

    BluePirate: We have no info on what happened, so how can we answer your question?

    PS: It is not uncommon for Officers to be charged with traffic violations when they are at fault of a collision.

  • leo-nc Feb 17, 2010

    Fire him, then make him pay for everything, and then put him in jail for 500 years!!!

    Sadly, that's what some goloers would want....

  • DowntownGirl Feb 17, 2010

    Will he be charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident?

  • Redneck Fun Feb 17, 2010

    Let's see how many will comment on this in a bad way even though there is ABSOLUTELY NO info in this article.