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Iowan Sentenced for Texting While Driving

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An Iowa woman was the first person in the state to be prosecuted for texting while driving and causing serious injury.  She was sentenced last week and given a deferred judgment, placed on probation for two years, and ordered to complete a driver's improvement course, and 140 hours of community service.  The woman was driving a vehicle with passengers and was admittedly texting while driving.  The passengers reportedly told her to stop texting and she refused.  The driver then caused a serious crash, leading one of the passengers to break both ankles, her sternum, four ribs, and her nose.  The Polk County Attorney's Office stated this is the first case of its kind, involving a driver to be charged with a crime for texting while driving.  Surely with the increase in texting while driving, this will not be the last.

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