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Gulfport Police: Driver failed to yield to officer

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A preliminary investigation into an accident involving a Gulfport Police cruiser shows that the other driver "failed to yield the right of way." That's according to Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford.

Friday, an officer was attempting to turn north onto Cowan Road from Pass Road. While turning, the police cruiser's front end struck a Chevy Silverado that was headed west on Pass Road.

That car was driven by Mario Contreras of Gulfport who was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital. Contreras was treated and discharged. The officer was not injured.

Contreras was cited for not having a driver's licence and no proof of insurance, but has not been charged with any kind of moving violation.

Click here to read the news release from the Gulfport Police Department.

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