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Bill treats texting and driving as ‘another form of drunk driving’

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Getting caught texting and driving could hurt a lot more if certain bills pass the Oregon legislature.
Hermiston municipal judge Thomas Creasing outlined new traffic-related laws being considered by the legislature during a city council work session Monday.
He said both the Senate and House are considering upping the penalties for a first-time offense to as much as $2,000. Senate Bill 2 as currently written would make texting and driving a misdemeanor that could include jail time for second and third offenses.