In Other News

A Sedona police officer fell asleep behind the wheel while nearing the end of a 12-hour shift Aug. 10 and subsequently driving over a curb on State Route 89A.

Sedona Fire District personnel transport a woman to an ambulance after a minor collision Tuesday, Aug. 28, with a Sedona Police Department vehicle. The incident occurred at the corner  of Mountain Shadows Drive and State Route 89A and, according  to police, there was no visible damage to either vehicle.  The woman complained of head and vision problems and was transported to the Sedona campus of Verde Valley Medical Center.According to Sedona Police Cmdr. Ron Wheeler, officer Tyler Langmack received no injuries as a result of the incident. No other injuries were reported. The vehicle, a 2009 Crown Victoria with estimated value of $12,678.96, is totaled and will need to be replaced, however, Wheeler said. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m.

“He was making his last neighborhood patrol of the evening, before he got off his night shift at 6 a.m. While coming up Cooks Hill on State Route 89A, he fell asleep. His vehicle hit a curb under construction. After hitting the curb the vehicle sustained some serious damage,” Wheeler said.

A second accident involving a police vehicle occurred Tuesday, Aug. 28, around noon at the corner of Mountain Shadows Drive and State Route 89A.

For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 31, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.