Texting while driving is bad enough, but texting while you are driving drunk is a really bad idea.
According to reports from Floyd County, a forty-year-old Rome man was arrested this week after he wrecked his pickup truck while driving drunk. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 140 and Davis Loop Road.
Floyd County Police say that Michael Zachary Jackson admitted to police that he was texting when his truck left the roadway at a high rate of speed. Jackson’s truck left the road and flipped and Jackson reportedly asked others on the scene to “not call the cops.”
Jackson has been charged with DUI, texting while driving, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain lane, duty to report an accident, too fast for conditions and probation violation.