Sunday, February 7, 2016

Woman rear-ends cop while texting

Victoria police say a cellphone text message held the confession of a driver who rear ended a police car. Const. Matt Rutherford says the collision occurred Saturday night at a busy intersection northeast of the city's downtown.

He says police recovered the phone of the suspect driver, and on it was a text message that said, "I just got into an accident, OMG. I was trying to txt u. Ran into a cop car. OMGGG." Rutherford says the officer and police dog were uninjured, but the female driver and a child were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect's car suffered damage to its front end, and the driver was issued a $167 ticket for using an electronic device while driving. Rutherford says the accident should remind motorists to leave their phones alone while driving, a message police will continue to hammer home in and around Victoria.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-woman-fined-after-police-read-message-was-trying-to-txt-u-ran-into-a-cop-car-omg-1.2773246
So this silly woman has her CHILD in the car? I mean, damn. If stupid people want to kill themselves (and the police) errrr, fine. But to put their child at risk through 100% pure boneheadism? That there is a crime that OUGHT to be worth slightly more than $ 167.