According to the information contained in a news release from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver – Deputy Hunter Brisendine and a reserve deputy, were involved in an auto accident during the early morning hours of Thursday on County Road 155.
The officers had responded to a complaint of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, when the suspect drove past the residence.
During the pursuit of the suspect Deputy Brisendine lost control of the patrol car, which left the roadway and overturned, trapping both officers inside.
The reserve officer was able to radio for help, with the first officers to arrive at the location being Deputy Bo Jolly, and Leesburg Police Officer Dustin Huggins. They were able to safely extract the two from the wrecked car.
When Deputy Jolly arrived, he found the suspect attempting to help the officers.
Deputy Brisendine, and the reserve deputy, were transported to a Gadsden area hospital to be checked for injuries.
The reserve deputy was treated and released, with Deputy Brisendine staying overnight for observation before being released the next morning.