Two people were injured in an accident involving a Randolph County Sheriff's Office vehicle on Thursday afternoon in Roanoke in front of Gedney's Restaurant.
According to the report from Roanoke Police Department, John Mote, 78, of 1000 County Rd. 704, Wedowee, was traveling northbound on U.S. 431 in a sheriff's office Ford Crown Victoria. Lorena Benefield Minix, 60, of 1121 LaFayette Hwy., Roanoke, was also northbound in a 2009 Dodge Caliber.
Minix was stopping to turn left into Gedney's, and Mote was unable to stop and struck her vehicle from behind. Both vehicles received moderate damage and were towed.
Mote was injured by airbag deployment. He was treated on the scene and taken to Wedowee Hospital for further evaluation.
The front passenger in Minix's vehicle, Bonnie Suzanne Hicks of 8899 County Rd. 65, Roanoke, complained of neck pain and was transported to Wedowee Hospital for treatment. Minix was not injured.
Two people were arrested following a minor accident on Saturday afternoon in Roanoke.
Gregory Markeith Henderson, 27, of 550 Strozier St., Roanoke, was charged with DUI after his 1997 Ford Crown Victoria ran off the roadway on LaFayette Street and struck a utility support cable.
Ashley Nicole Brown, 26, of 364 Field St., Apt. 3, Roanoke, is charged with making a false report to law enforcement after she allegedly tried to accept responsibility for driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
(For more Roanoke Police Department arrests see the October 26 issue of The Randolph Leader.)