Texting driver goes fishing in lake

Give This Driver Water WingsWALDORF — Red light cameras, speed cameras, maybe the officials will come up with texting cameras! One driver proved she was likely better at texting than she was at driving and she sure as heck can’t do both at the same time.
Charles County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Diane Richardson reports that on Sept. 10 at 12:25 p.m., a 25-year-old Temple Hills woman was driving her Hyundai north on St. Charles Parkway near St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf when her vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree.
The crash propelled her car about 60 feet into Wakefield Lake where the vehicle quickly submerged in about 5 feet of water.
The woman was able to get out of her car through the driver’s side window. She had no visible signs of injury, but was transported to Charles Regional Medical Center for treatment. The woman reportedly told officers she had been texting and driving when she lost control of her vehicle.
Cpl. J. Hopkins of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic (Aquatic) Operations Unit is continuing the investigation and charges are pending. Any witnesses are asked to call (301) 932-2222.

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