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Texting while driving leads to drug arrest


February 12, 2017

When an officer stopped a woman who was texting while driving, he found she had no valid license and had an active warrant from another county.

According to court records, on Monday, Feb. 6, about 5:40 p.m. Officer Ron Vasquez was traveling east in the 700 block of Oklahoma Boulevard when he saw a westbound blue Chrysler. He saw the driver was actively texting on her cellphone so made a traffic stop.

After telling the driver why he had stopped her, he asked for her driver’s license. She identified herself as Patricia Jean Penix but said she didn’t have a valid license. She said she did...

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