Driver captures video of Ohio police officer allegedly texting and driving

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MEDINA, Ohio -- A driver on an Ohio highway took cellphone video he believed showed a University Hospitals police officer texting.

“The guy was all over the road,” said the man who recorded the video.  “It looked like he was texting the whole time I was watching him. He never looked at the road. He was looking right at the phone.”

The man said he followed the officer for about eight miles.

He said he decided to release the video to WJW as a reminder to others to not text and drive.

WJW reached out to the University Hospitals Police Department about the video, and the chief emailed, saying he would look into the “matter and circumstances surrounding the officer using an electronic device at that time.”

Police reminded drivers not to attempt to record video while driving. Instead, drivers were asked to report anything suspicious once they get to a safe location.

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