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Friday, April 2, 2010  


Pleasant Hill, IOWA --- Sergeant Daniel Herbert Edwards, 42, of the Pleasant Hill Police Department was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a simple misdemeanor, late Thursday, April 1, 2010. The charge stems from an investigation that was initiated after Sergeant Edwards was seen driving his patrol car erratically along U.S. 65 in Pleasant Hill before finally crashing the vehicle. Further investigation is being conducted into this incident by the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

At approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010, Sergeant Edwards drove his Pleasant Hill Patrol car through the ditch along the on ramp to the US 65 by-pass from University Avenue. His erratic driving continued along U.S. 65 until Sergeant Edwards struck another vehicle and collided with the center concrete barrier. The vehicle hit by Sergeant Edwards received minor damage. Sergeant Edwards then drove into the ditch, his patrol car coming to rest against a fence.

Law enforcement and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene. Sergeant Edwards was transported by air ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center hospital in Des Moines where he was treated for injuries.

The Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement continue to investigate this incident.

To view press release issued by Pleasant Hill Police Department click here.

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects should be considered innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


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