FOX6 has learned that a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputy charged with DUI has been involved in at least three other accidents since 2006.
Deputy Patrick Bailey is out on bond and on administrative leave after state troopers arrested him last Friday. They say he was involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler. The driver of the truck was treated for injuries at DCH and released.
This new information comes from state trooper reports. None of the other three crashes involved alcohol or lead to any charges against Bailey. Two of them did happen while he was on duty.
The first accident happened in 2006 in Jefferson County. Bailey's personal car left the roadway and flipped on its side after hitting an embankment.
The second accident happened in September 2012. Bailey was on County Road 2 near Hillview in Tuscaloosa County. The report says Bailey was in his patrol car when he swerved to miss a dog but couldn't. He made a controlled stop and waited for a state trooper to arrive.
The third accident happened in March 2013. Bailey was in his patrol car responding to a robbery call when he lost control of the vehicle on New Watermelon Road. The report says Bailey said the roads were slick. He ran off the road and hit a guard rail.
FOX6 News spoke briefly with Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy about these other accident involving Bailey. He declined to comment until he spoke to the department's attorney.
Bailey has been with the Sheriff's Department for just under two years.
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