Police said that a Durham police officer was charged with running a red light on December 7 in connection to a collision with another vehicle in which personal injuries were involved.


At the time of the accident, Officer L.A. Harvey was responding to a report of a breaking and entering in progress on Washington Street shortly before 8:30 a.m. when his patrol car struck a 1993 Cadillac on the driver’s door on Roxboro Road.


Police said that Harvey’s patrol car had its blue lights and siren on at the time of the collision.


The Cadillac’s driver, Durham resident Avery Hunt, was charged with driving on a revoked license, having no insurance, using a fictitious registration, and having an unregistered vehicle.


The incident is the second in which an on-duty Durham police officer was charged after a wreck.


On December 2, Officer Kevin A. Stewart was charged with DWI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after a rear-end collision on Fayetteville Street. He was fired the next day.

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