- Sep 19, 2012
State Trooper Receives Ticket After Crashing His Patrol Car
South Carolina officer sustained minor injuries in rollover wreck
An on-duty South Carolina Highway Patrol officer found himself in an unusual position Tuesday morning – on the receiving end of a speeding ticket.
John Beheler, 58, crashed his patrol car after hydroplaning on a rain-soaked Interstate 85, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. The accident occurred at approximately 8 a.m. He sustained minor injuries in the rollover. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred in the southbound lanes.
"We are glad that Trooper Beheler was not seriously injured in this accident, and we believe that this shows how important wearing seatbelts are to reducing injuries and saving lives," Lt. Tony Ivey told the Spartanburg Herald Journal.
Ivey noted that Beheler was given a ticket for driving too fast for conditions, though that did not necessarily mean he was speeding per posted limits. A report from investigators is pending.
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