Deputy injured in crash while parked on Ga. 400



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured Nov. 18 around 1:30 a.m. when his parked patrol car was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

Deputy First Class Rod Reeves was sitting in his marked patrol car on the shoulder of Ga. 400 north of Exit 12 working traffic enforcement when a 2005 Ford Explorer struck the rear of his patrol car and he became entrapped.

He received “serious and significant injuries, but they do not appear life threatening at this time,” according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. Reeves was transported to an area hospital.

The driver of the Ford, Aaron Riley Russell, 27, is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the crash. He was driving on a suspended and revoked driver’s license and was currently considered a “habitual violator.” He was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.

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