LAWMEN: Driver Crashes Into Pitt Deputy's Car

A driver is charged with running a red light and crashing her car into a Pitt County Sheriff's Deputy car, totaling both.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of South Greene and West First streets.

Greenville police say 63 year-old Isabel Tennent is charged with a red light violation after she went through the intersection and hit the patrol car being driven by Nathan Hollingsworth.

Neither driver was seriously injured.


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  • by Bozo Location: Gville on Jan 13, 2010 at 02:38 PM
    Running red lights in Greenville and those hateful 4 way stop signs in the county are out of control . . . and a heck of a way to get the attention of a cop!
  • by betty Location: cortland on Jan 13, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    I second that Commuter from Pitt County.
  • by Commuter Location: Pitt County on Jan 13, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    You think people are bad about running red lights...let me tell you there are a lot of driver who don't stop for stop signs on country roads. Could not tell you how many near misses I have seen. People SLOW DOWN and save a life!
  • by sue Location: greenville on Jan 13, 2010 at 05:52 AM
    People are always running red lights in Greenville area. I think this lady should get a big fine and maybe community work. We need to set an example on these red light runners. I don't car how old she is, SHE ran the red light and caused the accident. We need to get tough on this. It's not a student that did this it was an older lady. I have seen young people running red lights BUT, I’ve also seen older people running them to. The laws have to change and deal with these types of people. They are killing us.
  • by Dr. Unk's Location: GVegas on Jan 13, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    Don't blame students. I was almost totaled by a dump truck from Greenville Paving going the wrong way on Cotanche street in heavy traffic. I stoped and very fortunately the dump truck stoped also as it was carrying a load of gravel for the endless Reade Street project. I have alos had two cars totaled by Greenville PD officers one on duty and one off duty. Both accidents were the officers fault.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    She was multY tasking.
  • by Tim on Jan 13, 2010 at 04:08 AM
    This sort of thing happens frequently in the uptown area of Greenville. Usually students going the wrong way on a one way street. I have almost been hit many times by bad drivers blowing through intersections with stop signs and texting, using cell phones and totally distracted. I hate driving there and would not if I didn't have to. Had one woman turn in front of me going the wrong way. She blew her horn as if I was the one not paying attention. She had to swerve to miss the other three cars behind me.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jan 12, 2010 at 09:17 PM
    That's a "sucks to be you" moment.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Jan 12, 2010 at 08:16 PM
    The patrol car wasn't even close to being totaled.
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