A North Carolina Highway Patrol officer was involved in an accident last week in Alexander County. According to a spokesperson with the Patrol, the accident happened Friday October 28th around 5pm on White Plains Road. The accident occurred near East Alexander Middle School.
Trooper T.L. Robinette was attempting to locate a suspect when he ran off the roadway. His vehicle struck a tree and overturned. Trooper Robinette was not injured and no other vehicle was involved in the crash. The Patrol vehicle was extensively damaged. The suspect was located the following day and charged with numerous offenses.