Driver who rear-ended cop car was 'trying to txt,' cell phone reveals
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:04PM PST
Last Updated Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:22PM PST
Victoria police say a cellphone text message held the confession of a driver who rear ended a police car.
Const. Matt Rutherford says the collision occurred Saturday night at a busy intersection northeast of the city's downtown.
He says police recovered the phone of the suspect driver, and on it was a text message that said, “I just got into an accident, OMG. I was trying to txt u. Ran into a cop car. OMGGG.”
Rutherford says the officer and police dog were uninjured, but the female driver and a child were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect's car suffered damage to its front end, and the driver was issued a $167 ticket for using an electronic device while driving.
Rutherford says the accident should remind motorists to leave their phones alone while driving, a message police will continue to hammer home in and around Victoria.