Officer Will Not Face Discipline For Crash
by Associated Press
October 19, 2013 4:09 PM
Officials say a Sloan police officer who crashed his squad car in Sioux City while trying to pull over a suspected drunken driver did not act improperly.
Sloan Mayor Charles Thorpe says that Police Officer Brent Vander Weil will not face discipline, and the city will cover the damages.
Officials say the 45-year-old Vander Weil was responding to a Woodbury County 911 broadcast of a suspected drunken driver on Interstate 29 because there were no Sioux City police in the area at the time.
In the process, he lost control of his patrol car, hit a light pole and flipped. He was partially thrown out of the car, and taken to a hospital with a fractured vertebrae in his neck. He is expected to recover.