A Senatobia police officer received serious injuries after his sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by another automobile.
Chief Richard Chandler said the officer, he identified as Daniel Chandler, was traveling northbound at an estimated speed of 40 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 51 near Magnolia Heights School on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 10:45 p.m., when his Chevrolet Tahoe police SUV was struck from the rear. The chief and officer are not related.
Chief Chandler said the other vehicle, driven by a man he identified as Braden Taylor, 23, of Senatobia, was moving at an estimated speed of 80 miles per hour before hitting the officer’s SUV.
Taylor was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle in connection with the incident. He was released from the Tate County Jail under his own recognizance.
Officer Chandler was transported from the scene to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto where he was treated for back and head injuries. He has since been released from the hospital but has not returned to active duty.
Chief Chandler said the Tahoe police SUV was totaled during the accident.