Driver in Texting Death Can't Have Phone in Car

It's part of plea deal struck for probation
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2011 2:30 PM CDT
In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2010, a sign over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston alerts motorists to a new state law banning texting while driving.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

(Newser) – A modern punishment to fit a modern plague: A California woman who killed an 80-year-old pedestrian last year while she was driving and texting will no longer be able to have a cell phone in her car, reports the Glendale News Press. It's part of a plea deal struck with prosecutors on felony manslaughter charges. Instead of jail, the 21-year-old will be on probation for three years and have her license revoked for the same period. She also has to speak to students about what happened.

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