May 21, 2018
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Maine teen loses license for crash while texting

The Associated Press

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Maine teenager who told police she dozed off when she slammed into another car on Interstate 95 has lost her license — for texting while driving.

Trooper Jeff Beach checked the girl’s cell phone after her car crashed into the rear of a second vehicle, causing minor injuries, last August in Sidney. He discovered that the 16-year-old girl had been trading text messages at the time of the crash.

The teen was fined $137 last week and her license was suspended for six months.

Maine law prohibits any driver under the age of 18 from using a cell phone or other hand-held electronic device while driving.

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