Woman Who Hit Ga. Cruiser Was Allegedly Texting

Albany Officer Garnet Lincey was transported to a local hospital and has since been released.

Police in Albany, Ga. say a young woman learned a valuable lesson after she rammed a police cruiser while she was texting and driving.

The collision occurred Tuesday morning when 22-year-old Lauren Owens' Nissan Pathfinder slammed into the cruiser around 2:30 a.m. before careening into a parked vehicle, according to WALB-TV.

Officer Garnet Lincey was transported to a local hospital for treatment and has since been released.

"It is against the law to text and drive in the state of Georgia and this clearly shows the potential danger that could cause," Albany Police Department Spokeswoman Phyllis Banks told the news station.

Owens faces charges including failure to maintain a lane, texting while driving, and not having her license.

  • Enhance your experience.

    Thank you for your regular readership of and visits to Officer.com. To continue viewing content on this site, please take a few moments to fill out the form below and register on this website.

    Registration is required to help ensure your access to featured content, and to maintain control of access to content that may be sensitive in nature to law enforcement.