Driver Texting Before Hitting Trooper on Dolphin Expwy.: FHP

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A man who authorities say was texting and driving moments before he struck a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on the Dolphin Expressway in March was arrested on reckless driving charges Wednesday, officials said.

Hugo Andres Iglesias Olivares, 26, is facing charges of reckless driving causing serious bodily injuries and reckless driving causing property damage in the March 17 crash that left Trooper Carlos Rosario critically injured.

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Rosario, a 12-year veteran and father of two, was standing on the side of the highway running radar checks when Olivares lost control and struck him, officials said. He remains hospitalized.

FHP officials say Olivares was texting while driving, causing him to lose control of his car and hit Rosario before crashing into two FHP patrol cars that were parked on the shoulder.

Rosario and his family have received support from law enforcement agencies and the South Florida community, including a $12,000 donation from Marlins Man.