New offense: Drunken Driving & Texting

sign says distracted by text messaging perhapsFrom Albany, N.Y., home of the Legislature that can’t figure out text messaging and driving don’t mix:

“(The officer) asked the driver, Amanda Murphy of Amsterdam, why she was stopped in the middle of the road with her car running. Murphy allegedly said she was sending a text message. She was charged with driving while intoxicated. (From the Times Union)

From Waupun, Wisc.:

“A 23-year-old Madison man, who police said was apparently distracted while text messaging behind the wheel, was taken into custody after his vehicle smashed into a parked car. … The man was arrested on charges of inattentive driving and driving while intoxicated.” (From

Looks like they missed April Fool’s Day by thismuch.

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