The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department released the full police report concerning Wellsburg Police Officer Taylor White.
According to the police report, White was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday, June 14th around 8 p.m. at the bottom of Station Hill in New Cumberland, WV.
Officials said the courthouse cameras showed the Ford Crown Victoria go up onto the sidewalk and White exit the vehicle to look at the damage and then drove away.
A Hancock County deputy arrived at New Cumberland Police Chief and Wellsburg Lieutenant Lester Skinner’s residence after the accident where he found another New Cumberland officer already on the scene.
According to the police report, Skinner told the deputy the vehicle had bald tires. He had parked the car involved in the accident behind his house.
The front of the car was parked in a bush so it was not visible. Skinner told deputies he “always parks it back here” when they asked why the car was pulled into the bush.
The deputy looking at the car reported hearing Skinner tell the New Cumberland officer to not do an accident report and to just create an incident log and the city of Wellsburg would pay for the damage. Before the deputy left the scene, Skinner asked him if any other officers were coming and asked if “he was good?” The deputy asked him what he meant by that question and asked if he was telling the truth about what happened.
The deputy asked Skinner if White had been drinking and Skinner admitted she had consumed alcohol at his residence, according to the police report.
A written statement from a witness named Jordan Koski said he was directly behind Taylor White at the time of the accident.
He said the female officer was sitting at the red light and turned traveling south at the bottom of Station Hill. She then accelerated very rapidly and started to spin out, she went sideways losing control, going up on the sidewalk, hitting a park bench, potted plant and retaining wall. She got stuck on the wall and her tires were smoking from reversing in an attempt to break free.