Lynn Westley didn't get the license number, but she noticed the occupation of a distracted driver who kept veering into her lane on the Raleigh Beltline, forcing her onto the shoulder.
He was a trooper with the state Highway Patrol.
He was busy texting. It was the morning rush-hour, and the trooper didn't seem to notice that he came close to running her off the road
"He never even knew it," Westley, who works for a Raleigh mortgage lender, said by e-mail. "Had me on the shoulder, because he kept crossing the line into my lane. They need to set a good example!"
Lots of us have scary encounters with drivers who seem hypnotized by their cell phones. Like drunks, they drive too slowly or let their cars drift from side to side. And sometimes they crash.
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