Texting Under The Influence

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A former Virginia Tech student who had been drinking before she crashed into a crowd while sending a text message on her cellphone is facing jail time.

Mary Elizabeth Bowen, 21, was convicted Wednesday of driving under the influence and three felony counts of maiming while driving under the influence. Three people were hurt when Bowen's small SUV veered onto a sidewalk and into a crowd of people in front of a sports bar in Blacksburg around 2 a.m. June 16.

Police said Bowen admitted she had been sending a text message when she crashed. Her blood-alcohol content shortly after the crash was 0.20, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Bowen will be sentenced in August. (Story From wtop)

I'm curious what she was texting about and to whom. I bet it seems trivial to her now.