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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington Police car was involved in an accident this morning in Brunswick County.

Leland Police say it happened just after 8 a.m. on Village Road. The accident report says the WPD car was turning left on to the US 17 South ramp when another car driven by Calvin Hale ran a red light and hit it.

WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said two officers, who were on their way to training, were in the cruiser when the accident happened. She said she did not believe they were hurt. Rawley did not know the extent of the damage to the car.

Leland Police cited Hale for running the red light.

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5 Comments on "WPD cruiser involved in crash in Leland"

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2015 years 8 months ago

Probably nothing more than that in this case. Again, the accident report will tell the whole story. The thing is, that are law enforcement agents have been doing alot of things they shouldn’t for a while now. Just look at how many resigned, got convicted, got fired, etc. just this week.
I don’t drive a “company car”, and I don’t have any concern about who is in my car with me, ever. I have seen enough kids (their own) being driven to school, and other LEO family members in local LE vehicles that when a question is raised, it may be that it’s for good reason.
Most of these guys (and gals) are doing what they should, and are really properly serving the public for virtually no money. There is unfortunately, a bunch that need to go, or are gone.
“Just who was that passenger” in the City owned vehicle that is outside of it’s jurisdiction, that got into an accident that spparently wasn’t the driver’s fault should not be a hard question to answer. It most definitely is the public’s business, since there should be nothing personal about the situation.

2015 years 8 months ago

You’re rather presumptuous. For all you know they could have gone for breakfast at the Waffle House. They could have gone to the grocery store to get snacks for the trip. They could have gone to the gas station. Maybe they went to the post office to buy stamps. There are a number of things they could have been doing that led to them being at the location where the accident occurred.

2015 years 8 months ago

that what u get 4 driving car home should stay at work

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2015 years 8 months ago

Seems like a bit of whitewash going on by WPD. WPD car coming from Belville, not Wilmington before 8:00 AM turning south on 17 with two employees in it? I was a few cars back from this, and the interaction between the female passenger and the driver in the polce car didn’t appear to be simply co-workers. Could be wrong, but it looked more like the Mrs. was being driven to work in a publicly owned vehicle when they got t-boned.

I guess when the accident report is available, this might be clarified. While I would expect the street address of any police officers should be masked, the names and cities where all involved live should be listed. No reason not to provide that.

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2015 years 8 months ago

But Wilmington PD was probably telling the truth too. The name of the person given in the Leland police blotter http://www.townofleland.com/resources-police-blotter lives in Leland / Belville. Searching revealed that another police officer who works for Wilmington PD has the same last name. Another search shows both of those people – both Wilmington police officers – live at the same address, but given the direction they were heading when hit, the “training” they were “on their way to” was likely home based. I’m shocked. Nothing to hide for once!


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