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South Carolina Deputy Rolls His SUV

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An on-duty Richland County (S.C.) deputy will not be charged in a Friday night  accident where South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say he ran a red light and slammed into another driver. Troopers say Proffitt's blue lights were not on when he tried to go through the intersection. The cruiser flipped over and the other car was totaled. The deputy was treated for minor injuries at the hospital. The other driver, 22-year-old Katie Miles has scratches and bruises.

July 28, 2014
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Tags: Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff, Police Vehicle Accidents, South Carolina


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Mitch @ 7/28/2014 4:23 PM

I am sure there is a lot more to this story but if this is as stated the deputy should be charged, The Sheriff of the county may wish to make a call to the victim and apologize. If the officer was on a call (my guess) that requires a silent dark approach he still should have used more caution.

On a second though this looks like a 2014 ford (not a SUV) with the side curtain airbags. I am happy to see they appear to be tougher than they look. Our department is switching out the old crown vics and expeditions so I am glad to see they can take a .

MN Care @ 7/29/2014 10:37 PM

The girl makes a great point. I thought everyone obeys traffic rules except when using lights (siren or signaling device) Had it been her bad, she would have been arrested for hitting a law enforcement vehicle. A silent dark approach does not exempt LEV's from being reckless.

If this is as reported, and I have no reason that the situation is different from her account, I feel for her. She has a totaled car and a possible increase in her insurance premiums! Not right.....

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