Authorities north of Minneapolis, MN apprehended a motorist who was suspected of drinking and driving. The suspect told a sheriff’s deputy he had been distracted by text-messaging.
Before the incident the Minnesota Department of Public Safety stated the mid-20’s driver nearly wrecked into a squad car when he swerved over into oncoming traffic. The person in question was going about 80mph on Hwy 371 a local paper reported.
After almost colliding with the sheriff deputy the driver sped off but was caught minutes later. During the short high-speed chase the drunk driver reached 100 mph. When he was pulled over the driver stated he was distracted from driving because he was text-messaging while driving. Text-messaging had been outlawed by a state provision that took effect 2 days prior. The driver was arrested and taken into custody for drinking and driving.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety acknowledge a lot of things could of gone wrong and they were very lucky no one was killed and their quick actions resulted in the arrest of the suspect.