Texting and Driving = JAIL

JAILED FOR TEXTING

This next big news may make you stop and THINK before you touch your phone in the car....

17 year old Aaron Deveau will spend the next year of his life behind bars thinking about what he did and how his actions took the life of Donald Bowley.

Aaron was driving and texting when his car crossed the center and crashed head-on into Don Bowley's vehicle. Bowley WAS  a father of three!  He died 18 days later from his injuries.  Aaron's girlfriend, Luz Roman, had an extensive stay in the hospital recovering from her injuries.

What would you do to this teen? 

Here are the facts:

He's texting and driving which is illegal in the state of Massachusetts. Back in 2010, Mass made it a criminal charge to  text and drive.

And he sent 193 text messages the day of the crash, including some just a minute or so before impact and dozens more after it.

Wednesday he was sentenced to spend a year in jail ..he had faced a maximum of four years behind bars, also was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and surrender his driver's license for 15 years.

 

DOES THIS SEND A MESSAGE?  IS IT ENOUGH OF A MESSAGE TO STOP YOU FROM TEXTING AND DRIVING....OR ARE YOU STILL THINKING....THAT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME?