The Idaho State Police cited 32-year-old Officer Ed Gates with failure to yield during a left-hand turn. ISP Lt. Kevin Haight says the citation is an infraction penalty, not a criminal charge.
An ISP investigation found Gates was southbound in a police car at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he turned left in front of another car at a green light, causing a collision. The other driver was not injured.
Jerome Police Chief Dan Hall said he will review the investigation report and determine if any department policies were violated.
Hall says Gates was on traffic patrol at the time of the crash.