Future of Accident-Prone North Dakota Deputy Uncertain

Dunn County, N.D., officials are debating the future of a sheriff’s deputy who has crashed patrol cars three times in a little more than a year.

Sheriff Don Rockvoy says the latest crash happened last week when Deputy Leif Anderson fell asleep at the wheel and went into the ditch, causing $4,000 in damage to a patrol car. Anderson also has hit a guard rail and an approach with vehicles.

The Dickinson Press reports that Anderson told county commissioners he has “the worst luck in the world.”

State’s Attorney Ross Sundeen says he has “real concerns” about Anderson’s driving history. He says law officers should protect and serve, not put others at risk.

Commissioners told Rockvoy to decide on any discipline. The sheriff says he’ll meet with Anderson soon.