MPD Officer Cited for Getting Squad Car Stuck on Utility Pole

MPD Officer Cited for Getting Squad Car Stuck on Utility Pole

A Memphis police officer was issued two citations after he lost control of his squad car and got stuck on a utility pole Monday night.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis police officer was issued two citations after he lost control of his squad car and got stuck on a utility pole Monday night.

The accident occurred at Whitehaven Lane and Elvis Presley Blvd just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30.

According to the officer involved, 28-year-old Jonathan Bond, he was headed southbound on Elvis Presley when he saw a driver pass him not wearing a seat belt. Bond said he tried to turn around to pull the vehicle over, but lost control and hit the curb and guide wire on a utility pole, which caused his squad car to run up the pole and come to a rest vertically. Nobody was injured.

Officer Bond was issued a citation for failure to maintain proper control of his vehicle, and for hitting the utility pole.

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