As of Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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ALBANY, Ga. -- A driver checking her text messages crashed into two parked cars, including an Albany Police Department patrol car, and sent an officer to the hospital at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a police report stated.
Officer Garnet Tyron Lincey was released from the hospital and is doing well at home, APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said.
According to the police report, 22-year-old Lauren Audreana Owens, of the 100 block of Story Lane, Leesburg, was cited for failure to maintain lane, no driver's license on person and texting while driving. No alcohol or drug test was given after the crash.
Driving a 2001 green Nissan Pathfinder along the 1000 block of West Broad Avenue, Owens first hit Timmie Lee Shelton's tan 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, bounced off and then smashed into the rear of the police car.