Naperville officer drives squad car atop rock

Updated 4/18/2014 6:10 PM

Naperville police say they have launched an internal investigation into the circumstances that led a squad car to end up atop a large rock at a fast-food restaurant this week.

About noon on Monday, an officer driving a squad car near the Taco Bell at 2775 Aurora Ave., was trying to make a turn when he accidentally drove over a curb and onto a large decorative rock, Sgt. Bill Davis said.

"It looks like he may have over-steered at the time," Davis said.

Police are not releasing the name of the officer who drove onto the rock, saying the department does not comment on personnel matters.

Davis said the results of the internal investigation will be forwarded to command staff and Naperville police Chief Robert Marshall for a decision about any potential discipline for the officer.

The squad car that was driven onto the rock is being inspected for damage and will be repaired. Davis said no one was injured in what he called an "unfortunate incident or accident."

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