Updated:NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. —
North Versailles police have cited an off-duty North Versailles officer on Friday for a hit-and-run accident.
Police said Officer Thomas Nee was driving on Overhill Street, several yard from his home on Wednesday night when he hit Kandi Bailey’s Camaro.
"All indications point to the fact that Mr. Nee fell asleep at the wheel. When he awoke and realized what happened, he panicked," said Nee’s attorney, Owen Seman.
However, Seman said Nee spoke with the North Versailles police chief and Bailey on Thursday.
"I don't think he should have ran. He did come back. He did apologize," said Bailey.
Police cited Nee for the accident, but he is not facing any charges.
“[The police are] handling this as if they would any other investigation," said Seman.
Bailey said she is waiting to see if her insurance can help fix her car and is thankful Nee wasn’t seriously injured.
“If anything, I really want to say the car saved his life. He could have slammed into that telephone pole," said Bailey.
Nee is taking a few days off before returning to work.