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Knee-driving, Double-Texting Man Risks Toddler as He Drives through Tunnel
Let’s say you’re driving down the interstate, traffic is under control, and you get a text from her, the girl you’ve been dying to hear from. Are you going to wait until you get home, or are you going to just take a quick peek and see if she accepted your invitation for a date this Friday? Sure, you might be breaking the law – in many areas it is illegal to text while driving – but it’s no big deal: nobody but God will know, and we all know how forgiving he can be. Now let’s say the situation is a little bit different: you are driving through George Wallace Tunnel in Mississippi, “double texting” (that is, texting on two phones, one in each hand), while steering the car with your knee, while meanwhile a 3-year-old sits in the back seat, and furthermore there’s $5,000 in the glove compartment, a bottle of 386 oxycodone pills that was just filled for 720 pills 7 days ago, an unmarked bottle of “several Xanax” you have no script for, and also your passenger has marijuana smuggled into his underwear. By anybody’s standard, you might be pressing your luck a bit.
Nevertheless, Dandre Moore, 19, and his passenger, Dartavious Moore, 22, did just that, and even explained to officers that he had been double-texting since he was 15. Such assurance fell unto unreceptive ears, nevertheless, as both Dandre and Datravious were taken to jail, while the toddler and the two women in the back seat were allowed to return home.