Police say a 25-year-old man was texting-while-driving when he struck a police officer making a routine traffic stop Saturday morning.
Manassas police said one of their city officers stopped a vehicle on Route 28 near Phoenix Drive when the officer was hit by a passing black Ford around 9 a.m.
The driver of the Ford, Alexander M. Bacon, pulled over and was met by responding units. In addition to texting-while-driving, Police say Bacon was charged with reckless driving, driving on a suspended license (3rd offense) and failure to proceed with caution or yield to right of way by lane change lane to stationary vehicle displaying flashing blue, red, or amber lights.
The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Bacon is being held on a $5,000 bond and will appear in court on Sept. 9.