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Patrol: Texting driver slams into back of patrol car

September 1, 2018

AUDUBON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a driver distracted by texting rammed into the back of a trooper’s patrol car.

The Des Moines Register reports that the patrol reported crash Friday in a Facebook post. The post shows a photo of the patrol car with heavy back-end damage.

The patrol says the crash happened Aug. 8 when a young driver in Audubon hit the parked patrol car in a residential neighborhood near the trooper’s home. Investigators say driver had been texting and driving when the crash happened.

No one was in the parked patrol car at the time of the crash. The driver of the car that hit it was ticketed and will pay for damages.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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