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Patrol: Minnesota woman going 96 mph kept video-chatting when stopped

ST. PETER, Minn. — An 18-year-old Mankato woman was stopped for going 96 mph on Highway 169 on Friday, April 5, near St. Peter and was video chatting on FaceTime when the trooper walked up to her vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

“The teen said she thought her behavior wasn’t that big of a deal and giggled when the trooper explained the dangers of distracted driving and speeding,” a Facebook post by the Minnesota State Patrol stated.

Extra law enforcement officers are patrolling Minnesota roads throughout April looking for distracted drivers.

The teen was issued a misdemeanor citation for careless driving, the Mankato Free Press reported.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the distracted driving enforcement campaign, which continues through the end of the month.