Woman 'Flips Off' Cops While Texting and Driving: Police

The woman, who was swerving on Highway 100, said she didn't know the men were police officers.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
A woman cited for texting and driving "flipped off" the cops who were trying to flag her down, police said.

Greenfield Police got the one-finger salute when they were called to assist on a traffic stop Monday afternoon, as the woman was swerving on Highway 100 near Coldspring Road.

She gave the officers the hand gesture when they pulled up beside her in an unmarked car and told her to stop texting. 

The woman claimed that she got a text from her daughter and "had no idea who the men were or why they were yelling at her."

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Republicunts July 29, 2013 at 03:25 PM
and get produce that rots the day after you get home.
Gregory Kluck July 29, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Uh, that would be P&S , Rob. LOL
Diane M Smith July 30, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Ok guys, I'm sorry that I went off the subject about seeing a young man texting while he was supposed to be working. I should have posted, "Texting seems like it is becoming an addiction." I would rather be driving around 10 people picking their noses than 5 people not paying attention to their surroundings & texting! To read or answer a text CAN WAIT! People managed to hold off communication years ago before cell phones! We all survived! Many might not if they cause a devastating accident.................... :(
robert heule August 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Texting is a serious violation of the traffic code, and should be enforced and prosecuted. That being said, prosecuting a person for giving the finger to someone other than a child, is a waste of the taxpayer's money.
The Anti-Alinsky August 10, 2013 at 01:07 PM
@robert heule, the point about the finger robert is not whether it is illegal or not but that the woman was UNAWARE they were cops. Which is the entire point with texting and driving, nobody can text and give proper attention to the road. She was driving around a vehicle that weighs around 3000 pounds. When she hits something, it will do some serious damage. ---------------------------------------------------- And while it may not be illegal to give a cop the finger, they have a lot of discretion when they see something that shouldn't be going on. In this case they initially decided to warn her. When she flipped them off she pretty much guaranteed she was getting a ticket!


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