Driver playing with puppy plows into Davis County Sheriff’s vehicle

A distracted driver swerved into a Davis County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle on Thursday, Feb. 23. Photo: Davis County Sheriff's Office

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 24, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Puppies are fun, kittens are adorable, but a recent incident shows why it’s best to play with pets at home and not while you’re driving.

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, a driver was playing with a puppy while traveling down the road at 30 mph in Sunset City, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

“The driver unknowingly swerved into the oncoming lane and looked up just in time to see the bumper of a DCSO patrol vehicle. Luckily no one was injured in this crash, but the vehicle and their wallet from the citations received were not so lucky.”

The release ends with, “Put down your cell phone, your puppy, your makeup and anything that can take your eyes off the road. Your life depends on it! No one thinks it will happen to them — but it could be the worst mistake of your life!”

This is good advice to keep in mind, and with the weather Utah is experiencing, it’s especially important to slow down and stay attentive behind the wheel.


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