Teen gets prison sentence for fatal distracted driving accident

June 8, 2012

ABC World News (6/6, lead story, 3:00, Sawyer) reported, “A landmark verdict in Massachusetts today convicted a driver of vehicular homicide, and his crime was blamed on texting while driving.” ABC (Robach) added that a “Massachusetts judge…imposed the maximum sentence, two and a half years behind bars on 18-year-old Aaron Deveau for texting and driving causing a head-on collision that killed 55-year-old Daniel Bowley.” Deaveau apologized for his actions. ABC legal consultant Dan Abrams said that the sentence “makes it clear that prosecutors are going to pursue charges against people who are texting while driving, and it shows that juries are ready, willing and able to render a guilty verdict.”