Sheriff's cruiser wrecked in hit and run

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 12:33 PM
Last updated 5:57 PM
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Columbia County deputies were looking Monday for a driver who fled from a wreck with a patrol car on Furys Ferry Road early Saturday.

A 28-year-old Columbia County sheriff’s deputy said he’d stopped his patrol car in the southbound left turn lane of Furys Ferry Road at Oakbrook Drive at about 3:15 a.m. when the wreck occurred.

The deputy said a silver Honda CRV, traveling south in the inside through-lane, drifted into the turn lane and hit the back of his sheriff’s office Ford Crown Victoria.

The driver of the CRV then sped away. Authorities noted it had front-end damage.

The deputy was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

Anyone with information about the driver’s identity or whereabouts should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

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sx4bobby 11/14/11 - 02:57 pm
What's the significance of

What's the significance of giving the deputy's age?

Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 11/14/11 - 04:12 pm
Hit-and-run driver, "You can

Hit-and-run driver,

"You can run but you can't hide."

CW (the model for the BP character in "Walking Tall" movies?) will get you.

macktaylor 11/14/11 - 04:25 pm
How many CRV's are going to

How many CRV's are going to be riding around with the same front end damage?

reba530 11/14/11 - 08:57 pm
Now really. This sounds

Now really. This sounds alittle funny to me. Minor damage and the cop could not chase the car down. If it was my car that was hit with minor damage I would have been right behind them lights and sirens

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