HIGHWAY PATROL: Deputy Going About 100 MPH Before Crash

The Highway Patrol says a Beaufort County deputy was going about 100 miles per hour before his patrol car crashed Friday night while responding to a call.

Deputy David Kendrick was treated for minor injuries at Beaufort County Medial Center after the crash on Highway 33 near Dixon Road around 7:15 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office says Kendrick was responding to a call in Aurora where several suspicious people were hanging out near a bank entrance.

Troopers says the deputy over-corrected his cruiser, ran off the road, struck a street sign and several large trees. They estimate $10,000 in damage to the patrol car and say no charges are pending against Kendrick.


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  • by robert on Jan 26, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    wrong,the insurance company pays.the dept.pays its insurance just like everybody else,now the insurance company will pay for the damage.
  • by 2 Eli Location: Ayden on Jan 10, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    Yes state and county patrol vehicles come out of the general budget.
  • by Eli Location: Greenville on Jan 10, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    Just thought about this but does this crash come out of the tax payers pocket?
  • by speed racer 2 c-had Location: here on Jan 10, 2011 at 06:56 AM
    YES c-had. The point of the speed limit is to prevent people from going faster than what is known to be a dangerous speed. Just because you're not going faster than the speed limit doesn't mean you are driving at a safe enough speed to prevent an accident. I.e. there are other extraneous conditions that could be involved like the condition of the road, the type of car and/or the abilities of the driver. If this was a result of the police officer have a health related issue that caused him/her to crash while driving then that MAY not have anything to do with the speed but it still might.
  • by c-had 2 speed racer Location: police state nc on Jan 3, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    Sooooo according to youre logic people who wreck while adhering to the speed limit were going 2 fast..... And for the record an individual can take those curves at a speed of 100 mph because I have done it myself , but maybe I have more driving skill.No not maybe.I do believe extraneous circumstances were involved.IE. medical condition. Dam@ why dont I just move to Europe so I can air out the Autobahn....... :) :) Grandma drivers are the bane of my extistence.
  • by speed racer Location: here on Jan 3, 2011 at 06:12 AM
    Apparently 100mph IS fast since the officer wasn't able to drive safe enough to NOT crash and waste a ton of tax payer dollars. I hope he's okay though.
  • by Eli Location: Greenville on Jan 1, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    100 miles per hour! and it was just a response?!
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Dec 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    I think if you are going to exceed the speed limit regularly and be required to make extreme manoeuvers as law enforcement officers have to they should be supplied with higher quality equipment.The LEOs have to exceed the speed limit to do the job and anyone who thinks otherwise is in my opinion waayy off.Besides the speed limit on ALOT of roads is too low.100 mph is fast , but not that fast.
  • by 2 Lives in Aurora on Dec 30, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    What has that got to do with anything in this article?
  • by Lives in Aurora Location: Aurora on Dec 29, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    The fact is that we have 2 police officers for Aurora -A Chief and an officer When they work is unknown. Allen Jordan would not respond to phone call from Aurora Mayor
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