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Cop's Corner with Captain Cupp

Captain David G. Cupp

Captain Cupp is the Traffic Division Commander for the Bartlett Police Department. Each week Captain Cupp will provide citizens of Bartlett with information useful to Bartlett residents concerning traffic and public safety and little known facts about the Bartlett Police Department.

This week's topic:
I would like to use this time to clear up “What to do if I have an Auto Accident”. There are so many people that do not know what to do in case of a crash. I am surprised by this because it is so basic and is in all the books regarding driving. When you have a crash and do not report it to the Police you may be charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident either with property damage or leaving the scene with injuries. It is not an acceptable excuse that you were scared and went home. You have a responsibility at the accident scene.

If you are involved in an auto accident the State Law regarding this allows the drivers involved to move the vehicles to a near by place of safety close to the accident scene and call the Police. This will clear the street and possibly prevent another crash from happening. The exception to this rule is if the drivers are involved in an altercation or there are drugs or alcohol involved. When in doubt call the Police.

Be safe and remember you can contact me regarding any and all traffic issues or other Police Matters. Also you can contact me regarding having an Officer talk to your group or assembly.

Captain David G. Cupp, CFS

Bartlett Police Department

Traffic Division

3730 Appling Road

Bartlett, Tennessee 38133

901-385-5529 x324