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Driver: 'I was blinded by mobile phone'

A teenager who sped away from police at more than 100mph said she was having trouble seeing while talking on her mobile phone.

Kimberly Messer, 18, from Springfield, Oregon in the US, was clocked doing 107mph, Oregon media reported.

State trooper Ryan Hockema said she told him she had trouble seeing while talking on her mobile phone before stopping for the officer.

According to the police report, the officer had tried to stop a red 1995 Ford Mustang he spotted going 87mph near a construction site.

The car then accelerated to speeds as high as 107mph in the work zone while failing to maintain the travel lane, following other
vehicles too closely and making unsafe lane changes.

Messer was arrested on charges of reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person and has been jailed.

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/articl...obile_phone&in_article_id=376422&in_page_id=2
 

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In a similar situation I told an Officer I was blinded by science. Turns out he was not a Thomas Dolby fan.

I'm sure I've aged myself with that one.
 
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