Police: Teen driver crashes into house while searching for cell phone

Police: Teen driver crashes into house while searching for cell phone

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Police: Teen driver crashes into house while searching for cell phone

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 11:43 AM

POCATELLO -- Pocatello police are blaming a teen motorist and a cellular phone for an accident that damaged a residential garage and home.

Investigators say the teen involved in the Monday morning crash faces a misdemeanor charge for inattentive driving. The teen also suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Witnesses told police they driver left the roadway, crossed the lawn of a home and struck the garage door and smashed further into a wall separating the garage from the house. Police say the teen was looking for a cell phone moments before losing control of the vehicle.

A resident was inside the home at the time, but was not injured.

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