ELYRIA — A Lorain County sheriff’s deputy will be disciplined after he went off the road and struck two parked cars in a driveway.
Deputy Tyler Fursi was assisting another officer at 12:04 p.m. Sept. 26 when he went off the side of West Ridge Road into a yard and struck the parked cars, according to Trooper Clifton Dowell of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post.
The cars received moderate damage, and the police cruiser also received moderate frontend damage but was functional. Fursi was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Dowell said it was unknown what speed Fursi was traveling, but he said the road conditions and rainy weather may have been a factor in the crash.
Fursi, who began work at the Sheriff’s Office just nine months ago, will be disciplined, said Capt. Jim Drozdowski.
“He wasn’t violating the policy by doing anything stupid or reckless, but he did not take the weather into consideration,” he said. “It’s his job to maintain control of the vehicle.”
Drozdowski said the residents of the home were not injured, and they were sympathetic to Fursi.
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