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Officer crashes police cruiser
A Glynn County police officer faces disciplinary action after running off the road and crashing a patrol car Thursday morning along Harry Driggers Boulevard in northern Glynn County.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said Friday the officer, whose name he declined to disclose, was responding to a call in the area around 6:20 a.m. when she lost control of the car in a curve and slid off the road, damaging the vehicle extensively.

The officer was not hurt, he said.

The crash was caused by the officer simply driving too fast, Doering said.

He is reviewing the case and plans to take disciplinary action, though he does not know what the disciplinary action will be at this time.

"It is always a concern when an officer is in an accident," Doering said.

The car's emergency lights were on and the officer had reason to be driving fast because the call involved a possible assault in progress.

Losing control, however, is not an option, he said.

"You have to get there quickly, but you still have to drive at a speed in which you can maintain control," Doering said.

Discipline will depend on the results of the Georgia State Patrol's report of the accident, Doering's own investigation and the officer's prior disciplinary record, Doering said.

* Reporter Michael Hall writes about public safety, environment and local topics. Contact him at mhall@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 320.



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