A Massachusetts court has convicted a young driver to jail time because of a fatal collision resulting from texting while driving.

A court in Haverhill, MA has found a teen driver guilty of guilty of “motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation causing bodily injury due to electronic messaging.”

18-year-old Aaron Deveau will lose his driving license for 15 years and spend one year in jail for causing Feb 20, 2011 crash that resulted in the death of Donald Bowley, Jr., a 55-year-old father and grandfather.

Deveau has denied that he was texting at the time of the crash, though his cell phone records show texting activity.

This is the first time a person has been tried and convicted under a Massachusetts legal ban that went into effect in 2010.

For a more detailed account of this story, see this online story at the New Hampshire Union Leader or the Huffington Post.

In both our online defensive driving course and live defensive driving classes, ComedyGuys.com continues to stress the importance of paying attention to driving and the dangers of driving while distracted.

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