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December 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Officer pulls over distracted driver; gets hit by driver on cellphone

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Police say a Eugene motorcycle officer who had pulled over a driver for texting was hit from behind by another driver who also may have been texting while driving. Police say 41-year-old Barry Rager was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. Lt. Doug Mozan told The Register-Guard Rager…

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August 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Cops targeting distracted drivers on King County roads

Police in King County will have extra patrols the road between today and Aug. 23 looking for drivers who are illegally using cellphones or texting. “Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the main reasons for collisions on our roadways, ” according to Washington State Patrol Lt. Michael Rupert. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) notes that collisions involving…

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