CHIEF: Officer suspended for causing crash in front of police station

CHIEF: Officer suspended for causing crash in front of police station
The report states the officer was turning south off of Stallings Lane and did not see the car traveling north. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro police officer has been suspended one day without pay for causing a two-car crash Saturday, Nov. 16.

According to Sally Smith, the public information specialist for JPD, Officer Jeremiah Jones was the driver of the police car that pulled into the front of another vehicle on Caraway Road, right in front of the police station.

Jones’ commander, Lt. Steve McDaniel recommended the suspension, and Chief Rick Elliott signed off on it.

Department employees will comply with all city ordinances and state laws when operating vehicles owned, rented, leased or seized by the city, when not engaged in an emergency in a properly equipped vehicle.
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The reprimand states that Jones, “failed to yield the right-of-way to another vehicle, which was the cause of the accident.”

Officers got a call around 5:25 p.m. that Saturday about the crash on Caraway Road. Officer Jones was turning south off of Stallings Lane and did not see the car traveling north. The police car clipped the vehicle on the passenger side.

Two people were taken to a Jonesboro hospital for injuries. There is no word on the extent, or the outcome, of those possible injuries.

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