- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Dothan police say a Houston County Sheriff’s deputy has been seriously injured while riding a motorcycle.

Dothan Police Lt. Scott Long tells the Dothan Eagle (https://bit.ly/1Uv0LMZ ) that Deputy Sean Brodmerkel was riding his motorcycle while off duty and collided with a car on Wednesday morning.

Long says police believe Brodmerkel tried to lay the motorcycle down before the collision. He says Brodmerkel was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza says the collision caused a head injury. Further details weren’t immediately released.

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