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Rockwall Co. Sheriff’s deputy injured in accident

By J.J. Smith.A Rockwall County Sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash in Rockwall Monday night.

According to Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Davis, Deputy Dennis Hoffman was working traffic enforcement along State Highway 276 near Rochelle Road when a pickup truck collided with Hoffman’s patrol vehicle, knocking it 80 feet into a ditch on the opposite side of the highway.

After Hoffman complained of headaches, a stiff neck and nausea, he was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Baylor Hospital in Dallas where he was treated and released.

Davis said he is doing well now.

He added that the driver of the pickup who told officers he dozed off declined treatment at the scene and was apparently uninjured.

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