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Raleigh PD: Officer was using computer when he crashed

Posted July 9, 2012 9:47 p.m. EDT
Updated July 10, 2012 6:32 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh police officer was using the computer in his patrol car last weekend when he lost control and crashed his vehicle into a tree early, according to a report released Monday.

The Raleigh Police Department said the investigation is continuing into the incident, which happened about 3:30 a.m. Saturday as Officer John Black was responding to a high priority call.

Black was driving his marked crusier south on Interstate 440 and took the Wade Avenue exit. He tried to use the mobile computer terminal in the vehicle when he over-corrected on the curve, left the roadway and struck the tree, the report said.

He was taken to WakeMed Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The cruiser sustained damage estimated at $5,000.