Distracted driver plows into patrol vehicle

Do not play with puppies and drive – distracted driver hits deputy

Distracted driving is never okay – whether it is driving while texting, driving while putting on make-up, or even, driving while playing with a puppy. One driver in Utah learned the hard way that distracted driving is a serious NO when they drove right into a Davis County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.

The aftermath of the distracted driving incident was posted to the sheriff’s office Facebook page on Thursday, along with a few words of warning. The Sheriff’s Office described what happened:

Distracted Driving Alert! Today around 10:00 am a driver was playing with a puppy while traveling down the road at 30 mph in Sunset City. The driver unknowingly swerved into the oncoming lane and looked up just in time to see the bumper of a DCSO patrol vehicle. Luckily no one was injured in this crash, but the vehicle and their wallet from the citations received were not so lucky.

With a #eyesontheroad reminder, the sheriff’s office begged drivers to pay closer attention to the task at hand (driving) than the potential distractions inside of cars:

There have been several instances where drivers were not able to walk away from this type of dangerous behavior. Put down your cell phone, your puppy, your makeup and anything that can take your eyes off the road. Your life depends on it! No one thinks it will happen to them- but it could be the worst mistake of your life!

(Photos via Davis County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)

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4 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    People need to use their heads, puppies or any dog for that matter need to be contained in a car for the safety of all concerned. This woman is lucky she or someone else wasn’t hurt and that includes the puppy.

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      You are absolutely 100% right – dogs should be contained in car. This person will hopefully learn from this experience since I’m sure the fines will be heavy.

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  2. Kathleen Drude says:

    You need to be told not to take your eyes off the road? You could have killed your puppy yourself or someone else! This is why most of the people who have licenses shouldnt! Most of you don’t know how to drive and here is a prime example!

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