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Arrested for texting while driving

Posted in Misc Crime April 9th, 2010 @ 11:05 am

A Massachusetts man driving in New Hampshire has been arrested for texting while driving. The new law took effect on January 1st of this year.

Stephen Judd age 20, of Dracut, Massachusetts was texting on his phone while driving when a police officer spotted him. Judd was also driving with a suspended license. The texting violation only could not have lead to an arrest. The fine for texting while driving in New Hampshire is $100. However, because Judd’s license was suspended the police officer had to arrest him.

New Hampshire is one of 21 states with texting laws. However, texting bans are hard to enforce. Law enforcement have to look for telltale signs of distracted driving such as swerving to not moving with the flow of traffic. When texting you take your eyes off the road and that is when accidents may occur. Texting while driving is just as dangerous as drinking and driving.

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