Texting Driver Crashes into Idaho Police Officer

Seattle’s KOMO TV News Station reports in an article that a driver who was texting while driving over 60 miles per hour crashed into the back end of a Boise patrol car on Interstate 84 in Meridian, Idaho.

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Though the patrol car was empty at the time of impact, the driver suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital in Meridian for treatment. The 37 year old driver had been drinking, but his blood alcohol was under the legal limit.

At this time, the driver has not been charged. Washington State Vehicle Code has several statutes which provide penalties for sending, reading or writing a text message while driving (RCW 46.61.668) or using a cell phone that is not hands-free while driving (RCW 46.61.667).

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