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Police: Driver fell asleep and crashed into patrol car

November 18, 2019

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — Police say that a driver fell asleep at the wheel before his or her car struck a deputy’s patrol car in Virginia. The deputy suffered non-life-threatening injuries but was flown by helicopter to a hospital.

Virginia State Police said in a press release that the crash occurred Sunday afternoon near the town of Windsor in Isle of Wight County. The deputy was stopped at a traffic light when his patrol vehicle was struck.

Police said that 39-year-old Galen Henderson of Suffolk was not injured and was charged with reckless driving.

The deputy had a police dog in his vehicle. The dog did not suffer any injuries.