Officer cited for speeding, crash that injured 2

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A Central Florida police officer has been issued a six-point ticket for causing a crash that seriously injured two people.

Altamonte Springs Officer Mark Maupin was cited Wednesday by the
Florida Highway Patrol for unlawful speed.

Troopers concluded Maupin was speeding last November for unknown reasons when he lost control of his patrol car and slammed into a car that was stopped at a red light.

Two people inside that car were hospitalized. One remains in a coma.

Highway Patrol says troopers couldn't prove or disprove whether Maupin was taking law-enforcement action at the time.

Maupin was not wearing his seat belt and his lights and sirens were not activated when the crash occurred.

The citation requires a mandatory court appearance and driving class.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

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