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UPDATE: Huntington Police to Review Crash after Van Hits Cruiser

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 6/24/13 @ 11 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police will review a crash that happened over the weekend involving a police cruiser.

Huntington Police say Derrick Turley, 32, of Proctorville, Ohio, ran a red light and hit a police cruiser just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

It happened at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 20th Street.

Investigators say Turley's van and the cruiser sustained significant damage.

The officer, Sgt. Darrell Booth, and his passenger were taken to the hospital. They have both been released and are expected to be ok.

Court documents say Booth and the passenger had several injuries that included a broken collarbone, head injuries, and lacerations.

According to the criminal complaint, Turley told police at the scene that he had taken an Ibuprophen 800 earlier. Police all said they observed “fresh track marks” on his arm. They also said that field sobriety tests indicated impairment.

Turley was charged with DUI causing injury, 2nd offense driving on a revoked license for DUI, and running a red light.

The criminal complaint indicates that Turley had both an Ohio and West Virginia driver’s license.

According to the criminal complaint, Turley’s previous DUI conviction was in Ohio on February 12, 2009.

Chief Skip Holbrook says in all accidents involving a police vehicle, the department policy dictates that there is a review to take a closer look at what happened and if any policies and procedures were violated.

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ORIGINAL STORY 6/23/13 @ 12 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is now facing his second DUI offense after he allegedly rammed his van into a cop car.

Officers with the Huntington Police Department say Derrick Turley ran a red light and slammed into the police car at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 20th street.

It happened just before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Investigators say both the van and the car sustained significant damage.

The officer and a passenger were taken to the hospital, but both have been released and are expected to be okay.

Turley has been charged with a 2nd offense DUI and driving on a suspended license.

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