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Raleigh Police Officer Drives Car Off Ledge At Office Parking Lot

Posted March 15, 2006

— A Raleigh police car took a tumble down an embankment near an office park Wednesday.

The car went head-first from one office parking lot over a 15-foot ledge down to another office parking area.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. at the former IBM office building at

Six Forks Road

, about two blocks north of the intersection with Millbrook Road.

According to police, the officer driving the car was pulling out onto Six Forks Road when the steering wheel got stuck turning right. The police report on the incident said that a clipboard in the car slid into the steering wheel, locking it into place.

The report said that the officer tried to stop the car with the brakes, but they did not seem to work.

The car kept spinning around and then went down the drop off and crashed.

The officer, Sharna Yvette Alson, 21, was not injured, police said.

The car suffered $15,000 in damage and a fence the car crash through suffered $1,000 in damage.


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