Mar 06, 2014

An early morning two car accident at 6:50am today, sent an on duty Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy to the Liberty/Dayton Hospital with neck injuries. Corporal James Ott was sitting, stopped, in a line of traffic, South bound on Hwy. 321 at Hwy. 1960 in the City of Dayton waiting for a traffic light when his county vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Niesha Nicole Swift of the Beaumont area.


According to a statement made by Ms. Swift, she is an Officer with the Texas Department of Corrections and had just gotten off duty at that facility on Hwy. 321 and was headed home, when she evidently dozed off at the wheel and ran into the rear of Cpl. Ott’s county unit. Neither Ms. Swift nor her passenger, Tiffany David, were injured. Damage to both vehicles was minor and drivable. 


The Department of Public Safety investigated the accident and Ms. Swift was charged with No Texas Driver’s License and for Failure To Control Speed.  Cpl. James Ott is presently still in the hospital and being checked out for a possible neck injury.


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