Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cell Phone Distraction

It's another issue that's made more complicated by the use of cell phones. Cookeville police say a distracted driver caused significant damage to a local convenience market last week when she drove off with the gas pump still attached to her car. It happend at the Exxon "On The Run" market on W. Broad St. The clerk told police that a woman apparently paid for her gas and began pumping, but then got sidetracked talking on her cell phone and drove away without replacing the pump. Police tried to locate the vehicle, but were unable to. It's not yet known when or whether the driver realized what she had done. She was reportedly driving a maroon SUV and could be cited for leaving the scene of an accident, but most likely would just have to pay for the damages she caused.