As an update to our previous post, it appears that Fayette County Sheriff Capt. Deborah Hannah was on her way to her home when she crashed into a Danielle Mask and her four year old daughter.
Investigation of this matter has also discovered that deputies do not typically respond using their sirens and emergency lights unless there is suspicion that the burglar is still at the scene or in the area.
According to sheriff’s spokesperson, the issue of using sirens and emergency lights is not addressed in the procedure manual for sheriffs. As such, the crash is going to be reviewed by the accident review board.
If the decision from the accident review board is appealed the sheriff or Capt. Hannah’s husband would be in charge of the decision. It is expected that if the matter is appealed that Sheriff Hannah will step aside and allow someone to be appointed to make a ruling on the pending matter.
The Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the matter and no traffic citations have been issued at this point.