Miami Cop Runs Police Car Up a Pole
Update: The officer has been identified as J. Brutus, and the reason he lost control of the car: a rogue pen.
The accident happened near NW Sixth Avenue and 67th Street in Miami early this morning.
What exactly was distracting the officer so much that he wound up driving off the road has not been officially explained. At least he wasn't driving an ATV on the beach.
Update: Here's the explanation the department just sent out:
On December 13, 2011, at approximately 5:50 A.M., Officer J. Brutus, a four year veteran, was involved in a one car accident in the area of N.W. 6th Ave and 69th Street. The officer was patrolling the area, when he reached for a fallen pen. Unknown to him, the patrol vehicle veered off to the left and onto a Florida Power and Light pole's tension cord. The officer was assisted out of the vehicle due to the instability, but suffered no injuries.Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.