TIMELINE | Technology-related police crashes in 2012

A 41 Action News investigation found some police officers are allowing their attention to stray from the road to patrol vehicles filled with the latest technology. That distracted driving is leading to wrecks and putting those officers -- and the public -- at risk.

Here's the most up-to-date list of police vehicle crashes involving technology in Missouri from 2012:

Jan. 3: 10:05 a.m., Lincoln County. Officer using hand-held communication device. No one hurt.

Jan. 4: 7:15 p.m., Stone County. Officer using navigation device. One person hurt.

Jan. 20: 4:17 p.m., St. Louis County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

Jan. 29: 2:20 p.m., Jackson County. Officer using stereo or audio/video equipment. No one hurt.

Feb. 3: 11:45 p.m., Boone County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

Feb. 4: 7 p.m., Daviess County. Officer using hand-held communication device. No one hurt.

Feb. 7: 1:50 p.m., St. Louis. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

March 10: 9:04 p.m., Boone County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

March 26: 8:54 p.m., Buchanan County. Officer using hand-held communication device. No one hurt.

April 11: 12:25 p.m., St. Louis. Officer using computer equipment. One person hurt.

April 12: 7:58 p.m., St. Louis County. Officer using hand-held communication device. No one hurt.

April 14: 8 a.m., Lafayette County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

April 23: 2:04 p.m., Lincoln County. Officer using stereo or audio/video equipment. No one hurt.

May 11: 5:06 p.m., St. Charles County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

May 30: 3:51 p.m., St. Louis. Officer using computer equipment. One person hurt.

June 4: 5:08 p.m., Boone County. Officer using communication device to browse Internet. No one hurt.

June 8: 11:13 p.m., Laclede County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

June 13: 11:04 a.m., Greene County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

June 16: St. Louis. Officer using hand-held communication device. No one hurt.

June 26: 9:15 p.m., St. Louis. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

July 14: 12:30 p.m., St. Charles County. Officer using computer equipment. No one hurt.

July 29: 10:45 p.m., Jasper County. Officer using communication device to text or email. No one hurt.

July 31: 8 p.m., Johnson County. Officer using hand-held communication device. One person hurt.

Aug. 25: 11:23 p.m., Ste. Genevieve County. Officer using navigation device. No one hurt.

Aug. 27: 8:04 p.m., Jackson County. Officer using computer equipment. Two people hurt.

Oct. 1: 6:10 p.m., St. Louis County Police. Officer using hand-held communication device. Injuries unknown.

Oct. 4: 2:27 a.m., St. Louis County Police. Officer using hand-held communication device. Injuries unknown.

Oct. 19: 2:58 p.m., St. Louis County Police. Officer using computer equipment. One person hurt.

Oct. 28: Joplin Police. Officer using computer equipment. Injuries unknown.

Oct. 20: 8:49 p.m., Osage County. Officer using stereo or audio/video equipment. No one hurt.

Nov. 21: 4 p.m., Lafayette County. Officer using stereo or audio/video equipment. No one hurt.

Nov. 21: 4 p.m., Lafayette County. Officer using hand-held communication device. No one hurt.

Dec. 13: 5:30 p.m., Jackson County. Officer using communication device to text or email. No one hurt.

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