Teen Convicted In Texting While Driving Accident
A recent government survey showed that 50 % of the teens taking the survey, admitted to texting while driving. Wednesday of this week, 18 year old Aaron Deveau was sentenced to two years in prison and loss of license for causing a crash that happened while he was texting. The Massachusetts teen was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail with a year to serve and the remainder suspended for the February 2011 crash that took the life of a 55 year old man and seriously injured his girlfriend. Prosecutors say the then-17-year-old high school student sent 193 text messages the day of the crash, including some just a minute or so before impact and dozens more after it. The teen was convicted of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation while texting. He was among the first people convicted under a law that took effect in September 2010 that created the criminal charge of texting while driving negligently and causing injury.