by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:
A State Patrol trooper will receive a four-day suspension and several hours of retraining after a multiple-vehicle collision in Port Angeles on Nov. 29.
Trooper Travis Beebe, 39, will be required to successfully complete a four-hour check ride with a State Patrol driving instructor, the agency said. Beebe, who has been a trooper for 17 years, also will receive an additional 40 hours of driver training at the State Patrol academy with the agency’s next recruit class.
“Trooper Beebe came forward and accepted responsibility for losing control of his car,” his commander, Capt. Chris Old, said Thursday in a statement. “The discipline and re-training I’ve imposed are within the standard range given in these situations.”
The State Patrol’s major accident investigation team continues to investigate the collision.
Although Beebe has accepted overall responsibility, the agency also has a responsibility to establish the exact details of what took place, a State Patrol spokesman said Thursday.
The collision occurred on State Route 101 on a curve near Morse Creek. Beebe was attempting to overtake a speeding driver, crossed the center line and hit two other vehicles.
“We’re greatly relieved that those involved reported minor injuries,” Old said in his statement.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact State Patrol Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192.
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