Even the city police chief's vehicle wasn't safe from May mishaps
Police and public owned vehicles have had a bull’s-eye on them in May.
A transportation department dump truck loaded with rock was totaled on Old Beatty Ford Road early in the month.
A police cruiser was slammed into by an allegedly intoxicated driver Tuesday evening.
And on Wednesday, Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm’s own Crown Victoria was damaged by a large box truck.
Wilhelm was pumping gas at the Wilco Hess station on East Innes Street when the large truck took a corner too sharply and shaved some paint from the front bumper of the chief’s car. The contact also ripped the front license tag holder and its bolts from the plastic bumper.
Wilhelm said that it was a matter of inches: a few to the left and his car might have been done for; a few to the right and nothing would have happened.
“It looked like I had hit him in the side,” Wilhelm said. “It’s a good thing that didn’t happen, because I never would have heard the end of it.”