Victoria police ticket driver for rear-ending cruiser while texting

A Victoria police cruiser —with an officer and police dog inside — was rear-ended last Saturday night by a driver busy texting, according to police.

'Ran into a cop car. OMGGG,' reads tweet on cell phone recovered at collision

A distracted Victoria driver collided with a police cruiser while texting and driving... and then continued to text about the accident. (CBC)

A Victoria police cruiser —with an officer and police dog inside — was rear-ended last Saturday night by a driver busy texting, according to police.

The Victoria Police Department said the driver then continued to text her friend about the accident.

"I just got into an accident, OMG. I was trying to txt u. Ran into a cop car. OMGGG," read a text message on the driver's phone which police confiscated. 

That message was later tweeted by Victoria police, but has since been removed due to negative reaction from the public.

The female driver had a child in the car. Nobody was seriously hurt in the accident according to police and the driver was issued a $167 ticket for using an electronic device while driving.

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