Police: Drunk driver hits patrol car while texting

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Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 1:19 PM

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Police in northern Idaho say an 18-year-old woman who was intoxicated and texting while driving hit a parked patrol car and then left the scene.

Lewiston Police Captain Tom Greene tells KLEW-TV that Jonica Champatiray was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Greene says the patrol car had only a minor scuff and will not be repaired.

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Information from: KLEW-TV, http://www.klewtv.com/

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