Police Chief Gets Into Car Accident While Checking His Blackberry

from the nice-move dept

Just as politicians and the police have been increasingly cracking down on drivers who are using mobile phones for texting and emailing while driving, a police chief in the Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued an apology for hitting another car while checking his Blackberry. Apparently it was a minor accident, that occurred when the chief, Brian Wilson, was stopped at a traffic light in an unmarked police car. He started checking his Blackberry and took his foot off the brake, allowing the car to roll forward into another vehicle. The chief says he takes full responsibility for the accident and is mortified... Of course, it sounds like no legal action will be taken even though Washington was the first state to enact anti-texting while driving laws.
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    Lucretious, 30 Mar 2009 @ 4:10pm

    Re: Re:

    I understand the point of Mike's post.

    I found the story ironic and I'm just asking folks who seem to be against any type of law that would prohibit cell phone use while driving (again, there seem to be many here) what they have to say about how this particular person got into an accident doing exactly what the laws are meant to deter.

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