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Officer cited for speeding before wreck

Posted June 16, 2009 12:53 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh police officer faces a speeding charge in a wreck last month that injured another driver, police said.

Officer D.V. Naumuk, 28, was northbound on Jones Franklin Road on May 30 when his cruiser collided with an SUV driven by Edwin Keith Cannon, 28, of Raleigh, who was pulling out of a driveway.

A police report shows that Naumuk was driving at 77 mph in a 35-mph zone, then slowed to 57 mph as he swerved to avoid the collision. He was responding to a call from another officer at the time of the wreck, police said.

Cannon's SUV flipped over after the collision, and he suffered some scrapes and cuts.

Naumuk was cited for driving in excess of 35 mph in a 35-mph zone. Cannon was cited for not wearing a seat belt.