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Siler City officers injured in training exercise

A police car occupied by two officers hit a power pole on South Chatham Avenue and flipped over early Monday, Siler City Police Chief Gary Tyson said.

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SILER CITY, N.C. — Two Siler City police officers doing a training exercise suffered injuries in a wreck on Chatham Avenue early Monday.

Siler City Police Chief Gary Tyson said that Officer Steve Creason was training rookie Officer James Davis in radar techniques.

Around 2 a.m., their squad car hit a pole and flipped into a ditch off  the South Chatham Avenue Extension, Tyson said.

Both men sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Chatham Hospital in Siler City. Tyson said that he had visited both men and that they were talkative and alert.

Creason has worked for Siler City's police force for at least three years, Tyson said.