Driver using phone hits cop enforcing distracted driving law [photos]

A New Jersey police officer enforcing a statewide crackdown on distracted drivers was hit by a driver using a cellphone as a navigation device. reports Howell Patrolman Michael Moore was driving a marked police car when he was struck by a car that failed to stop at a stop sign.

Howell police Chief Andrew Kudrick said the 80-year-old driver and his wife were taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries. Moore suffered a hand injury.

He said “ironically Patrolman Moore was enforcing the statewide ‘U Drive, U Text, U Pay’ campaign” when he was hit, and the campaign flyers were strewn about his vehicle afterwards.

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He said an investigation found that the man was using a cellphone to navigate and didn’t see the stop sign. He’ll be issued citations.

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