CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — You never want to get into an accident because you were distracted behind the wheel. But you really don’t want to get into an accident with a Colorado State Patrol trooper because you were distracted behind the wheel.
But one driver did just that over the weekend. The Colorado State Patrol in Castle Rock said a driver hit a trooper’s car on C-470.
The patrol car was parked on the shoulder, with its emergency lights on, while the trooper was helping a driver who had run out of fuel, the CSP said.
The trooper was not injured.
“The CSP loses another patrol car to distracted driving,” officials wrote on Twitter.
A trooper's car was hit on C470 this past weekend. He is okay. The CSP loses another patrol car to distracted driving. pic.twitter.com/LdoeJdiLPt
— CSP Castle Rock (@CSP_CastleRock) October 18, 2016
The driver was cited for careless driving, according to the CSP. The four-point violation means the driver might face fines if found guilty.