Minnesota Teen Pulled Over For FaceTiming, Laughs At Trooper
What in the world is wrong with people?
Minnesota State Patrol shared a very disturbing story on their Facebook page Wednesday morning (April 10th). They pulled over a teen who was speeding and video chatting while behind the wheel.
Here's what they had to say about the stop:
A trooper stopped an 18-year-old after she sped past his squad going 96 mph. When the trooper walked up she was still video chatting on FaceTime with the friend she was going to pick up from Minnesota State University, Mankato. The teen said she thought her behavior wasn’t that big of a deal and giggled when the trooper explained the dangers of distracted driving and speeding. She was ticketed for careless driving.
As if FaceTiming while driving isn't disturbing enough, it is even scarier that the teen laughed when the trooper was trying to explain why her actions were dangerous.
Thankfully, no one was hurt but this certainly acts as a good reminder to just focus on the road while you are behind the wheel. There is no point putting your life or someone else's at risk so you can chat with your friend.
The stop happened on Highway 169 near St. Peter.
Sadly, these things are far too common. Last November, a woman was watching Netflix while driving and crashed into a median. Ugh.