MONTGOMERY SHERIFF REVIEWS TEXTING RULES
(Red Oak) Court documents state that the 18-year-old Page County teen, charged with motor vehicle homicide in Montgomery this week was texting just before the collision that killed two children in Montgomery County last fall. Montgomery County Sheriff Joe Sampson reminds that the are laws that prohibits the use of cell phones while driving.
“As of July 1, 2010 the state passed a law that made it illegal to text and drive, unless you pulled over to the side of the road,” said Sampson. “If you are 17-under it is against the law to talk on a cell phone while driving. If you are 18-above you can talk on a hand free device only.”
Eighteen-year-old Karli Jo Brown, of Essex is charged with two-counts of Motor Vehicle Homicide and one count of Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle for the November 28, 2010 fatality that claimed the lives of. These charges were the result of a technical Accident Investigation conducted by the Iowa State Patrol. The accident occurred on Highway 48 south of Red Oak on November 28, 2010, that claimed the lives of 4-year-old Alexander McNeese and 5-year-old Maliki McNeese, of Cumberland.