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Local officers, deputies avoid near misses

It is state law in both Iowa and Minnesota to slow down and move over an entire lane when safe to do so when approaching vehicles with flashing or hazard lights.

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 8:31 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – Law enforcement is a dangerous field of work, but some of the most hazardous situations occur on the roadways.

On Tuesday, a Sheriff’s deputy in Winnishiek county sustained minor injuries after being struck by an intoxicated driver while attempting to keep the vehicle from driving through an accident scene.

Cerro Gordo County Deputy Sheriff, Cameron Manson, says close calls happen far too often.

“Unfortunately, sometimes people aren’t paying attention because they’re not watching the road and cause another accident,” said Manson. “Our main goal is safety on the scene when we’re out there for the people that are responding and for also the victims that might be involved in an accident.”

It is state law in both Iowa and Minnesota to slow down and move over an entire lane when safe to do so when approaching vehicles with flashing or hazard lights.

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