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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Prescott Valley Police Officer

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  • A PV Police Officer avoided an oncoming car, getting pushed into the ditch
  • The PV Police Officer vehicle was impacted on the front passenger side
  • The driver of the vehicle was eventually placed into custody
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The officer was able to drive out of the ditch and stop the other vehicle.


On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:10 PM, a Prescott Valley Police Officer was traveling eastbound on Spouse Drive at N. Miner Road when an oncoming car drove into his lane.  The officer quickly swerved to avoid being struck head-on but was hit on the front passenger side of his patrol car and came to rest off-road in a drainage ditch.  The officer was able to drive his patrol car out of the ditch and stop the other car. 

Prescott Valley Police requested Arizona Highway Patrol respond and investigate the crash, while town officers conducted a DUI investigation.  Sandra Lynn Naugle, 65 years old, of Prescott Valley was subsequently placed into custody and charged with DUI, two counts of felony Endangerment, Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, and Reckless Driving.  The officer suffered no injuries from the collision.  

The Prescott Valley Police Department reminds everyone to drive responsibly and have a designated driver if you are going to drink.   Remember, if you drive hammered, you will get nailed!

The person(s) involved has not yet been convicted of a crime and is/are presumed innocent. The presumption of innocence shall continue until such time that the person(s) accused may be found guilty by a court of law.


Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.   Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.



Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrescottValleyPD or @prescottvalleypd 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PolicePV or @policepv

Instagram: www.instagram.com/prescottvalleypolice or @prescottvalleypolice

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

Besides prowling around for community news - especially good news! - Lynne and her husband Lewis enjoy their eight children and six grandchildren (although more are always welcome!). Lynne is connected non-stop to her camera and loves creating unique gifts with her Cricut!

One of her favorite sayings is, "It's not about me!"


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