A Wisconsin Rapids
police officer involved in a crash has been cited.
According to the Wood County Sheriff's Department,
23-year-old Douglas VanBerkel received a ticked for unreasonable, imprudent
Investigators say he was responding to a call for backup on
Saturday, but Vanberkel crashed his squad car into a stone wall.
He was pulled from his car and air-lifted to St. Joseph's Hospital.
"You see this, unfortunately, with a lot of good law
enforcement officers. They get into car crashes, and the situation could have been
a lot worse. It wasn't. We didn't lose Officer VanBerkel. He will be coming
back to work and patrolling the city of Wisconsin
Rapids hopefully in a couple of weeks," said Lt. Shawn
Becker of the Wood County Sheriff's Department.
VanBerkel has been released from the hospital and is
recovering at home.