Gwinnett deputy crashes into utility pole after wreck

A Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office deputy's cruiser got tangled up in a guy-wire Monday afternoon following a wreck in Lawrenceville.
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A Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office deputy's cruiser got tangled up in a guy-wire Monday afternoon following a wreck in Lawrenceville.

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A Gwinnett County deputy’s cruiser crashed into a utility pole after being involved in a wreck with another vehicle Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office said Cpl. Robert Loewen was traveling south on Buford Drive toward University Parkway near the Gwinnett County Airport around 3:40 p.m. when another driver pulled out in front of his cruiser to turn left onto Swanson Drive, agency spokeswoman Tarsha Chambers said. Loewen swerved to avoid a collision and made “minor contact” with the other vehicle, Chambers said.

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The deputy crashed into a utility pole after swerving around another driver who pulled out in front of him Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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The deputy crashed into a utility pole after swerving around another driver who pulled out in front of him Monday afternoon, authorities said.
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The deputy crashed into a utility pole after swerving around another driver who pulled out in front of him Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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The cruiser then crashed into a utility pole and got tangled up on the guy-wire, Lawrenceville police spokesman Jake Parker said. A tow truck was on scene soon after trying to untangle the car.

Loewen was taken to a hospital after complaining of an injury to his wrist and back pain, Parker said. The other driver did not report any injuries to officers, Chambers said.

The driver was charged with failure to yield while turning left.

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