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Virginia deputy crashes patrol car while responding to call

Posted: 6:36 PM, Jan 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-05 18:36:21-05
Virginia deputy crashes patrol car while responding to call

STUARTS DRAFT, Va. — A Virginia sheriff’s deputy has been charged with reckless driving after crashing his patrol car while responding to a call for service.

The News Leader reported the deputy was among several responding to a gas station in Augusta County shortly after midnight Sunday for a report of a man brandishing a firearm.

A news release from the sheriff’s office said the deputy failed to negotiate a curve and was involved in a single-car crash.

Sheriff Donald Smith said in a statement that excessive speed was the reason for the crash.

The deputy was treated at a hospital and released.