Police Chief Unintentionally Shows that BlackBerry+Driving=Car Accident

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Police Chief Brian Wilson, of Washington, issued a public apology after his squad car crashed into another vehicle because his eyes were on his Blackberry instead of the road. Tsk tsk.

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On March 18, Chief Wilson was at a red light when he took his foot off the brake to check his e-mail and news updates on his BlackBerry, causing his unmarked police car to move forward and rear-end the vehicle in front of him. It is reported that soon after, Chief Wilson, who was given a verbal reprimand but not a ticket, Twittered declared that he was "mortified" at the situation. [APP via Topix. Image courtesy of Oxford Mail.]

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WestwoodDenizen
WestwoodDenizen

From what I heard in the police report, he hit a little old lady from Pasadena with his little deuce coupe. Wouldn't it be nice if we could be sure he wouldn't do it again, but God only knows. It can be hard to discern the heroes and villains these days.

Feel free to keep the bad puns coming.