State Trooper's Cruiser Involved In Hit & Run

State troopers are on the lookout for the driver of a pickup truck that struck a Highway Patrol cruiser and then sped away.

It happened around 10:45 a.m. this morning on Williams Road in Greenville where troopers were conducting a random driver license checkpoint.

Troopers say the driver of a white mid-sized pickup truck pulled into a nearby nursing home in what looked like an attempt to avoid the checkpoint. A trooper followed the pickup into the parking lot and motioned for him to get back onto the highway. The rear of the pickup struck the front of the troopers patrol car. The trooper got out to talk to the driver, and they say that's when the pickup truck sped away.

The pickup truck went around a long line of cars at the stop sign at Dickinson Avenue, turning south onto Dickinson. Area police agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the hit and run vehicle.


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  • by Tax Payer Location: NorthCarolina on Oct 2, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    Yep another COVER UP by BEV. and NCSHP,cause I being a TAX PAYER still wants to know about the State Trooper who got caught 4hrs before reporting to work with a D.W.I. and blew a 0.18 Tax Payers Like Me Need to KNOW if we're going to get Arrested by a DRUNK TROOPER.Maybe that hit and run was result of another State Trooper being DRUNK on the JOB ..Where is the STORY? Am I going to have the RIGHT to Protect myself against a DRUNK TROOPER who is trying to give me a Speeding ticket,Seat Belt,or for what ever reason they now have to pull Me over.
  • by American on Oct 1, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    It seems that all of the sheeple commenting do not understand the erosion of their rights.
  • by Fed Up with Cops Location: Farmville,NC on Oct 1, 2011 at 06:27 PM
    It's nice to see that they look for hit and run vehicles when it's a state trooper who was hit, but forget us lowly citzens who get hit and ran and they refuse to investigate! That's sad, I guess it depends on who you are! I got hit and ran in Greenville, had severe damage to my car and my two children under the age of 4 in the car at the time and was told that they couldn't investigate! Tell me that's right!
  • by Just Sayin' on Oct 1, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    If the LEO's find this truck, let me know. I would like to see if it has any blue paint on the bumper...My vehicle was hit by a white pickup truck and didn't stop...
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 at 05:53 PM
    Police can do anything to make sure you are in compliance with the law? Wow what socialist state do you live? Programatic look it up... Get it?
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      by bs on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to
      programatic 1. Of, relating to, or having a program. 2. Following an overall plan or schedule. so what has that have to do with any thing? Maybe you should just not take part in illegal activities and you wouldnt have so many court dates scheduled.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 03:47 PM in reply to bs
        Yeah see you have to have a reason to stop someone and cannot set up a checkpoint for general law enforcement purposes, so there must be a programatic purpose for a checkpoint otherwise it's unconstitutional furthermore drivers (until liberals like you get your way) still gave freedom in this country.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    illegal checkpoints warrant illegal actions whose more at fault?
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      by Fool on Sep 30, 2011 at 01:05 PM in reply to
      This man wanted to pull off just so he could answer his text right? Obviously there was some behind the scene reason he did this duh!!
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        by genius on Sep 30, 2011 at 01:55 PM in reply to Fool
        How did you figure that out?
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      by ? on Sep 30, 2011 at 01:06 PM in reply to
      Where does it say that police checkpoints are illegal, just because you don’t like them does not make them illegal, but what would actually be more illegal, asking someone for their license or ramming/sideswiping your car into a police officer’s vehicle or any other vehicle for that matter.
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        by Duh? on Sep 30, 2011 at 02:10 PM in reply to ?
        Besides, Anonymous, driving is a privilege, (which is why you have to prove competency to drive a motor vehicle in any state) not a right, so the police can do anything to make sure you're compliant with the law. Get it?
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      by anon on Sep 30, 2011 at 01:46 PM in reply to
      considering that i live in the neighborhood beside where this checkpoint takes place a few times a month, i like seeing the cops out here wether they are checking for license or for a suspect. i hope they find who his the offices car.
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      by uhh on Oct 1, 2011 at 05:40 AM in reply to
      get your facts straight it wasnt illegal. Obviously you´ve been ticketed here before. Outstanding. The trooper gets hit, yet its his fault because there was a legal checkpoint in place that a CRIMINAL tried to avoid. lol your amazing hahaha. Could someone be more ignorant... i think n
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        by bs on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM in reply to uhh
        i think moron pretty much covers it.
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      by bs on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM in reply to
      and what was illegal about it? Keep in mind that it was a drivers license check point not a DWI checkpoint, there is a difference. Make sure you dont miss that court date for driving through it with out a license!!
  • by Hey Ya'll on Sep 30, 2011 at 09:52 AM
    Here's your sign.....
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