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NH Cops Say Officer Wasn’t Careful Prior to Crash

Associated Press

March 02, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire police department says a Rochester police officer “failed to use due care” when his cruiser rear-ended another vehicle at a stop light.

Farmington Police Lt. Kevin Willey tells Foster’s Daily Democrat the report for the Feb. 21 crash on Route 11 hasn’t been finalized. Once it’s finished the report will be forwarded to Rochester police with recommendations.

On Feb. 21, Rochester Sgt. Stephen Burke rear-ended a car on stopped at a traffic light on Route 11 near the Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15 on-ramp. The driver of the car that was hit was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Burke wasn’t hurt.

Farmington police were asked to investigate the crash.

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