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Driver hits parked police car while texting

Posted at 11:30 AM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 23:13:47-04

A driver, deep in conversation, struck a Fort Myers Police car that was parked on the side of the road Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say 22-year-old Dedrick White was texting in his Range Rover while traveling down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Friday night shortly after 10 PM.

As White approached Ortiz Avenue, he struck a Fort Myers Police car parked on the side of the road.

The crash caused the police car to hit a Toyota Carolla parked in front of it.

Troopers say the officer was on scene with emergency equipment activated investigating a previous crash.

White was arrested and charged with Careless Driving and No Insurance.

No injuries were reported.